Course Details

  • The Pearson BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma 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 qualification gives 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 Diploma gives you the opportunity to develop a broader range of knowledge and skills for further learning or work in the health and social care sector.

    Some of the different modules included in this course may include:

    • Being Organised
    • Developing and Personal Progression Plan
    • Working with Others
    • Researching a Health and Social Care Topic
    • Communication Skills for Health and Social Care
    • Making Healthy Snacks When Caring for People
    • Advising Others About Healthy Lifestyles
    • Finding out about Health and Social Care Services
    • Providing a Creative Activity When Caring for People
    • Measuring Older Adults’ Fitness Levels for Everyday Tasks

  • Applications will require three Grade 2 or above achievements in GCSE’s. Alternatively, you may have achieved Entry Level 3 in Functional Skills in English and maths or an equivalent ESOL qualification.

  • There will be no formal exam sat for this course. Your qualification will be assessed through completion of coursework and practical activities

  • Upon successful completion of this qualification, learners will be prepared for further learning at a higher level in Health and Social Care and progression 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 . The development of transferable skills means that learners can also choose a study programme from alternative curriculum areas.
    In addition, these qualifications will be useful for those already working or looking to gain employment in roles such as Support Worker, Personal Assistant or Healthcare Assistant in the health and social care sector.

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