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Level: 1

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: N

Course Summary

This qualification develops a basic knowledge of the adult social care sector. It covers the type of job roles and services within the sector, the role of communication and the importance of valuing the individuals being cared for. It is suitable for anyone who is thinking about a career in adult health and social care.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements.

Course Content

You will complete the following units:

  • Introduction to the adult social care sector
  • Introduction to the values and principles of adult social care
  • Awareness of the skills and attitudes needed to work in the sector
  • Awareness of communication in adult social care
  • Awareness of the roles and responsibilities of the adult social care worker

 

 

 

 

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by your tutor using a range of methods and you will have to complete a workbook of evidence.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You can consider the:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care

Careers

You can advance your career in roles such as:

  • Health Care Assistant
  • Support Worker

 

 

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Lauren Hudson

Lauren Hudson

Derby College Student of the Year prepares to start nursing degree

Taking a Level 3 course in Health and Social Care has left Derby College Student of the Year Lauren Hudson well prepared for a degree in nursing.
High-achieving Lauren, who has just left college with a distinction star, was thinking of studying for A-levels at sixth form but opted instead for the more hands-on course at the Roundhouse. As part of her course the Matlock teenager also gained valuable practical experience with Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust through the college's Employer Academy initiative.
One of her placements included working as a health care assistant at the Specialist Assessment & Rehabilitation Centre (SpARC) on London Road, where Lauren helped to assess older people who have had a fall. Lauren really enjoyed her time at Derby College.
She said she found the lecturers to be supportive, but at the same they gave students the freedom to learn independently. She added: "I'm looking forward to going university and I'd definitely recommend the Level 3 in Health and Social Care to anyone thinking of taking a nursing degree."

I'm pleased I took the Health and Social Care course as I think it is more suited to what I'm going to be doing on my nursing degree course at the University of Birmingham. Thanks to Derby College I feel well prepared for starting my degree this September.


For example, my college course included units which are directly related to nursing, such as public health and how to go about finding statistics.


These units are covered in my degree, obviously in much more depth than at college, but the knowledge I already have of them from my level 3 course will be useful.

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