Care

Care

This course equips you with the basic skills and knowledge required for further study or employment in health and social care.

Course Information

  • Course Type School Leaver
  • Subject Area Foundation Learning and Support
  • Qualification BTEC Introductory Diploma
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 1
  • Location Ted Wragg Building (Hele Road site)
  • Course Length 1 year
Overview

This course equips you with the basic skills and knowledge required for further study or employment in health and social care.

On this course you will:

  • Increase your knowledge and understanding of the needs of different people in care
  • Find out about health and social care services
  • Take part in a week’s work experience
  • Learn to work independently, as well as in a group
  • Develop your confidence and your ability in English and Maths
  • Understand and develop the skills and qualities necessary to work in this industry

Assessment: Health and social care units are assessed by assignments and coursework, with tests for English and Maths.

Choose this course if… you enjoy caring for others and have a passion for working within the care industry. The course content covers people of all ages and looks at a range of different disabilities.

Future Steps: On successful completion of this course, you may be able to progress to a Level 2 course or an Apprenticeship.

 

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements: Minimum of a grade 2 in English Language and Maths. If you don’t have a grade 4 in English and Maths, you will be required to study for this alongside your course. Plus, you will need two additional GCSEs at grade 2 or above, or equivalent.

Subject specific entry requirements or recommendations: An interest in gaining a job in the health and social care industry is really important.

Facilities

You will have access to all the college facilities, including a student restaurant, full media suite, gym and fully equipped learning resource centre.

Additional Costs

Resource fee of £35 is applicable.

This provides materials for craft and cooking activities, public transport costs and trips and visits.

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