Level 1 Health & Social Care
Over a one year course you will develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge to develop your understanding of topics such as healthy lifestyles and communication skills in Health and Social Care. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course, progress onto the L2 in Health and Social Care.
- Course Information
The course is designed for students considering studying Health and Social Care as an option in the future and want to know what it is like to work in a care setting. It is an introductory course and will allow you to learn about not only the Health and Social Care industry, but also about your own skills and qualities. Some of the units covered in this course include; communication skills, working in Health and Social Care and working with others in Health and Social Care.
As part of the course you will also study English and Maths to enhance your employability skills.
- Entry Requirements
For our Pre-Advanced Level 1 courses the entry requirements are 1 x GCSE at Grade 3, 1 x GCSE at Grade 2 & Maths or English Language at Grade 2 and Grade 1 in the other.
Please note that any student who has not yet achieved a GCSE grade 4 for English and/or maths will continue with these studies as part of their vocational study programme.
Some courses and subjects will have additional specific entry requirements or require DBS clearance to undertake placements. Information about this can be found on the Apply Portal, and on your offer letter which you will receive after your interview.
- How will I be assessed?
Assessment takes place throughout the course in a variety of ways, including posters, presentations and written assignments.
- Progression Pathway
Successful completion of the course and additional qualifications may lead to progression within college or onto an Apprenticeship.
- Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) for 16-18 Students
Students applying for this course undertake work placements with children and vulnerable people as part of their course. It is a requirement that all students complete a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check to confirm they do not have any cautions or convictions which would put in question their suitability to work in these areas. Students who do have convictions may not be able to complete this course.
If this is a cause for concern please speak in confidence to a member of the Schools Liaison team, contact the Head of School or discuss this at one of the College Open Evenings.
- National Careers Service
For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.