Health and Social Care, Certificate and Diploma | Weston College

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September 2019
1 Year
Course code C1HSCPF1KN

Health and Social Care, Certificate and Diploma

What will I do on this course?

This Level 1 Health and Social Care course will give you a broad understanding of the industry and help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to work with vulnerable people. When you’ve built the confidence you need, you’ll get the opportunity to get some work experience demonstrate your skills in a ‘real-life’ setting.

You’ll cover a number of units, including investigating rights and responsibilities at work; preparing for work within health and social care; communication skills; working with others in health and social care; nutrition; and creative and leisure activities.

As part of the course, you’ll also develop your English and maths skills to the level required to work in the industry.

How will I be assessed?

You’ll be assessed through written coursework, presentations and practical experiences.

What could I do after this course?

The skills you gain will boost your employment prospects in a wide range of sectors. You could also progress to a Level 2 course, traineeship or apprenticeship at Weston College.


Entry Requirements

There are no formal qualifications for this course, but you need to be interested in working with people and committed to your studies.

Course Level

Level 1

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What Our Students Say

Ella Jones-Loates, Health and Social care


Ella Jones-Loates

“I enjoyed my course very much, particularly the teachers and the friends I've made”

Former school: Gordano

Course: Health and Social Care

What next? Going to university to study midwifery.

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