Health and Social Care Level 1 at Sheffield College
This is a 1 year full time course.
About the course
This course is great if you are interested in a career in the health and social care sector. This could include caring for the elderly in a care home, working with adults or children with disabilities or helping people recover from illness or injury in a hospital or care centre.
It is an excellent starting point for young people who are interested in learning about work or further study in health and social care. It helps develop the personal skills, qualities and attitude required.
This course is a mix of practical activities and classroom based work. You will learn about:
- Health and social care needs
- Personal care
- Communication skills in health and social care
- Creative and leisure activities for children and adults
- Learning experiences for children and young people
- Promoting healthy eating
- Rights and responsibilities at work
- Job opportunities in health and social care
You will also be expected to study for English and maths qualifications.
Course enrichment activities can include trips, visits, and talks by guest speakers. Health and social care professionals come in to college to work with you on practical activities.
You may be entitled to help from the college’s Learner Support Fund with the cost of trips, visits and anything else you need to buy for your course.
Staff and Facilities
You will learn from highly qualified staff with a range of academic and health and social care work related backgrounds. Students also benefit from our strong partnerships with local health and social care employers.
The excellent facilities for our health and social care students include well equipped learning areas and medical practice room/s.
Will the course suit me?
You need to be a caring and patient person interested in working with vulnerable people of all ages and abilities.
Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Health and Social Care
4 GCSEs at Grades 2 or above including English Language
The BTEC Level 1 Health and Social Care course is assessed mostly by coursework. There will also be some exams.
At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.
If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.
Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.
Learner Support Fund
If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:
Books and materials
Uniform and equipment
Essential course trips
- DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university
Successful completion of this course with good attendance, punctuality and tutor recommendation can lead to our Health and Social Care Level 2 course or other appropriate course.
The health and social care sector offers a huge choice of careers. Future career opportunities could include working as a care assistant, health care assistant, home carer or other support service roles.
How to apply
School pupils in Sheffield should apply on-line with the help of their school. Other applicants can apply using a paper application form available from any college campus, by phoning 0114 260 2600, or downloading one from our website www.sheffcol.ac.uk
Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.
Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:
- Monday 20th November 2017, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Wednesday 7th March 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Thursday 17th May 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.