Health and Social Care Award/ Diploma Level 1

Health and Social Care Award/ Diploma Level 1

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If you would like to make a difference in someone’s life and see your future career in the care sector, then this course can give you a great introduction to working within the health, social care and childcare sector.

During the course, you will develop skills in care for others and understand the responsibilities of working as a professional in a caring environment. Taught by industry experts, you will gain an insight into the sector, whilst learning best practice taken from the tutors’ experiences.

Duration 1 year
Study mode Full Time, Part Time
Start date 09/09/2019
Campus Quarry Hill
Course code 43382-01
Fee 16-18 No Fees, 19+ £1987

What you learn

The L1 Award learners will the study 3 core units from below and the L1 Diploma learners with study all 13 units below as well as studying other key topics and themes.

  • Service provision and roles within health and social care
  • Principles and values in health and social care
  • Awareness of protection and safeguarding
  • Introduction to communication
  • Introductory awareness of equality and inclusion
  • Introductory awareness of health and safety
  • Introductory awareness of person-centred support
  • Introductory awareness of the importance of healthy eating and drinking
  • Human growth and development
  • Importance of engagement in leisure and social activities
  • Introduction to dementia Job opportunities
  • Introduction to a healthy lifestyle

Benefits / Skills you will develop

You will develop skills to care for others and the responsibilities of working as a professional in a caring environment.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed through your course work.

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

This course is delivered at Quarry Hill Campus.

Entry requirements

Students wishing to enrol to a Level 1 Learning programme will come with a range of qualifications which could include GCSE's, units of qualifications already taken or have few or no qualifications. All students will be required to develop skills in Personal and Social Development, Employability, a vocational qualification and Maths, English and ICT.

Each student will be invited to an interview where a personalised learning programme can be discussed and agreed. All candidates must be committed to working in the Health, Social Care or Childcare sector, be caring, creative and energetic, have a sense of humour and a lively and outgoing personality.

To work with children (under 18) or vulnerable adults, students will need to complete an enhanced disclosure check for the Disclosure and Barring Services. The college will organise this for you but if your course is not fully funded i.e: if you are not 16-18 or on certain benefits then you may have to pay. The estimated cost of the enhanced DBS check is £54. Full details regarding payment and documentation will be provided prior to enrolment.

Grade requirements:

4x grade E/2 in GCSEs

Learners without the grade requirements or international qualifications will be assessed for Literacy and Numeracy levels - you must be able to work towards GCSE level 1

Additional requirements:

Successful interview and demonstration of appropriate sector care values.

To complete the course successfully you must be able and willing to independently complete a minimum number of social action and/or work experience hours within a relevant health and social care setting.

What's next

You will receive advice on careers and further study during your course. After successful completion of the course you can choose to:

Seek employment

Apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship in Health and Social Care/Clinical Support Work.

Apply for a level 2 course in Health and Social Care or Childcare.

Apply for other level 2 courses.

Campus Locations

Quarry Hill Campus

Playhouse Square
West Yorkshire
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.9 MilesWebsite