Health and Social Care courses
Turn your passion into a profession and help to make a positive difference to people’s lives.
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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.
There are no formal qualifications for this course, but you need to be interested in working with people and committed to your studies.
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What Our Students Say
Ella Jones-Loates, Health and Social care
“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.