Skills for Working in Health & Social Care (Level 1)

Skills for Working in Health & Social Care (Level 1)

Subject Area: Health & Social Care Foundation Learning


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2021
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 149599
  • Entry Requirements

    2 GCSEs at Grade 1 including maths and/or English, or demonstrate the ability to work towards Level 1 in maths and English in an assessment.

    Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) must be in place at enrolment & students must register with the DBS Update Service.

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Ipswich campus.

    Units are likely to include: Health & Safety in a Social Care Setting, Working in Health & Social Care, Person Centred Support, Equality & Inclusion in Health & Social Care, Principles & Values of Working in a Health & Social Care Setting, Healthy Eating for Children & Adults, Communication Skills

    All students who have not achieved a grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

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    Course Highlights

    This study programme provides an introduction to the knowledge and vocational skills needed to be effective in a wide range of Health & Social Care settings.

    On this study programme, you are taught by experienced health professionals, who will pass on their knowledge and expertise in the field to you. You also have the opportunity to gain excellent experience by taking part in a range of placements, which will help you decide on your career aim.

    Core Skills Covered: Research | Professionalism | Trustworthiness | Responsibility | Decision Making | Evaluating

    Next Steps

    After successful completion of the Level 1 Skills for Working in Health & Social Care, achieving a grade of Merit or higher, students can progress onto either:

    • Level 2 Health and Social Care
    • Level 2 Childcare

    Students wishing to progress to Level 2 Health & Social Care will be encouraged and supported to undertake a work experience placement in the Summer Term in May/June 2022

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2021.

    For all students aged 19+ please contact Student Support.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.

    Additional Costs

    (subject to change)

    • £14 polo shirt,
    • £44 for enhanced DBS check (to be completed prior to enrolment), and £13 fee to register for the update service, which students pay direct to DBS by debit or credit card.

    Lindsay Evangelista - Pearson BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF)

    I chose this course because I wanted to be a nurse. I've enjoyed doing creative things that are connected to Health and Social Care, like posters, presentations and group projects. One thing I really loved about going to College everyday was meeting new friends who you can work with. The tutors are really helpful; they give you information and new ideas of what you might want to be in the future. The course helps set you in the right direction and the earlier you start thinking about your life mission, the easier it is to make the appropriate decisions and plans to reach it. You have to set your goals and do your best to achieve it. The course will help you to do this and if you are struggling with your coursework, you can ask your personal tutors to help you with it.