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Level: N/A

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This programme is designed to support progression to the next level of study and is aimed at those students who may require further scaffolding and support to reach that level.

You will study English and maths skills alongside Health and Social Care.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements will be assessed on an individual basis. However, a minimum of grade 3 is required in English Language.

An interview is essential before you can enrol. You will also need evidence of identity for the Criminal Records Bureau (DBS) check. A clear DBS is required for your placement. A good record of attendance is also required and evidence of this must be provided. 

Course Content

You will study units such as:

  • Study Skills
  • First Aid for the Healthcare Sector
  • Creative Activities
  • Communication

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through a range of assignment and placement tasks scheduled over the year.  These will include written assessments, presentations, displays and practical tasks.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You need practical smart clothing and shoes for attendance at your placement.  You will also have to cover the travel costs to reach your placement.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You can progress to the next level of study which is likely to be Level 2 or Level 3 Health and Social Care.


This course may support you to secure roles such as Health Care Assistant or Support Worker.

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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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