Certificate in Health and Social Care – Level 1
This course is for anyone interested in working in health and social care. Developing skills for progression to further learning and ultimately employment, it provides a broad introduction to working in care and an insight into care issues. There is also a focus on key transferable skills.
Course Information for Students
Who is this course for?
This is a non-accredited programme which is designed for anyone who has an interest in working in the health and social care sector. It will develop skills for progression to further learning and ultimately employment. It is made up of topics providing a broad introduction to working in care as well as specific topics which offer an insight into care issues. There is also a focus on key transferable skills.
All applicants are assessed on an individual basis and an interview is essential. A GCSE grade 2 profile is desirable. Good attendance, punctuality, self-motivation and a positive attitude to study should be evident from your Record of Achievement. English GCSE is required at grade 2 or above.
What will you learn?
Topics you will learn about include:
- Equality and Diversity
- Providing Personal Care
- First Aid
- Job Roles
You will also study Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths as well as Employability and Personal Development. Developing your maths and English skills will support your main study programme, help your future progression and enhance your life skills.
How will you learn?
This course will be delivered on-site.
What will you need to bring with you?
How will you be assessed?
You will develop a portfolio of work using a variety of methods such as written assessments, presentations, displays and practical activities. On successful completion, you will be awarded a College certificate. Your Functional Skills will be assessed by portfolio and online assessments and GCSEs will be assessed by examination.
You may be able to move on to the BTEC Level 2 in Health and Social Care – subject to good attendance, a good work rate and a positive attitude to study. You can also progress to further training opportunities.
You can consider embarking on your career in roles such as:
- Care assistant
- Health care assistant/support worker
- Early Years worker
Who do you contact for more information?
For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Information for Employers
Information for Employers
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Course Information Last Updated On: September 28, 2023 10:50 am