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Certificate in Health and Social Care – Level 1

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 units providing a broad introduction to working in care as well as specific units which offer a taste of care issues. There is also a focus on key transferable skills.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Health
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 1
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
The Roundhouse

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/certificate-in-health-and-social-care-level-1
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Course Information for Students

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 units providing a broad introduction to working in care as well as specific units which offer a taste of 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 profile of D-E (3/2) grades 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. 

Units in the programme 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.  

This course will be delivered on-site.

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There is continual assessment 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.

Further Study

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.

Careers

You can consider embarking on your career in roles such as:

  • Care assistant
  • Health care assistant
  • Early Years worker

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Health Services and Public Health Managers and Directors

£41481

Health Services and Public Health Managers and Directors

Health Professionals n.e.c.

£37063

Health Professionals n.e.c.

Health Associate Professionals n.e.c.

£18728

Health Associate Professionals n.e.c.

Health Care Practice Managers

£29591

Health Care Practice Managers

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:53 pm