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Health & Social Care & Child Care Level 1 Award at Reading College

Course description

The Level 1 Award in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings aims to develop learners’ knowledge and awareness of health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings.

Course content

The course covers topics such as: 

  • understand the principles and values in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
  • understand the range of service provision and roles within health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
  • introduction to communication in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
  • awareness of protection and safeguarding in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare

You will gain:

  • Level 1 in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Child Care
  • develop your ability to work in the health and social care and child care sectors
  • develop a range of skills and personal attributes essential for success in life, learning and work

Entry requirements

Functional skills Level 1 in maths and English or GCSE grade F or above in maths and English

Future opportunities

You can progress to the Level 2 Health and Social Care or Level 2 Certificate in Child Care

Further information

The qualification will be pass or refer and all the assessment criteria for the chosen units must be achieved in order to obtain a pass.

The course has approximately 13 hours teacher contact time per week - spread over 3 days.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Reading College directly.

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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    • BY RAIL

      Reading train station is a 20 minute walk from the College.

      Travelling from surrounding areas: there are direct lines from many local stations including: Didcot, Slough, Maidenhead, Wokingham, Basingstoke, Newbury, Pangbourne, Twyford and Earley.

      Travelling from London: there are regular trains from London Paddington to Reading taking 25-30 minutes.

      BY BUS

      There are regular bus services that stop along Kings Road:

      Reading Buses - routes 13, 14, 17
      Please Note: Reading buses require the exact fare.

      Arriva - routes 800, 850
      First Group - route 190
      Thames Travel - routes 126, 127

      In partnership with Reading Buses, students can get a weekly Travelcard at a reduced rate by showing the driver their student ID card.

      The Green Bus will be operating two new bus services from September 2014 for Reading College students.

       
      Service RC1 and RC2 will run once daily according to an agreed timetable on 175 days of each academic year connecting the college with Slough, Maidenhead and the areas in between.