Course Details

  • The Pearson BTEC Level 1 Introductory Certificate in Health and Social Care has been designed around practical skills and tasks that place an emphasis on you demonstrating what you can do rather than what you know in theory.

    The qualifications give you the opportunity to acquire and develop generic, transferable and sector-specific skills for Health and Social Care in order to complete tasks and demonstrate a level of achievement that enables you to progress to further learning or into work.

    The Certificate offers an introduction to the health and social care sector, after which you can progress onto the Diploma later in the academic year. Modules covered may include; Developing and Personal Progression Planning, Communication Skills for Health and Social Care and Advising Others About Healthy Lifestyles.

  • Applicants must achieve 3 Grade 2 or above achievements in GCSEs in order to take this course.
    Alternatively, you may have achieved Entry Level 3 in Functional Skills in English and Maths or an equivalent ESOL qualification.

  • 100% of your qualification will be assessed through completion of coursework and practical activities.

  • This course will prepare you for further learning at a higher level in Health and Social Care. The development of transferable skills means that you can also choose a study programme from alternative curriculum areas.
    Upon successful completion of this qualification, you can top up to the Pearson BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Health and Social Care.
    Then you can have the opportunity to progress onto the Pearson BTEC Level 1/2 First Certificate and then onto the Pearson BTEC Level 1/2 First Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care.

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    If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.

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