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BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Health & Social Care at Trafford College

Course description

The BTEC Introductory Diploma in Health and Social Care has been designed to provide a broad educational basis for further training, further education or for moving into appropriate employment within the health and social care sectors.This course enables students to reflect on their own learning skills as well as further academic and vocational routes into their chosen profession. It explores core concepts relevant to work in the sectors including:* Rights, society and discrimination* Care provision* Nutrition and the role of the carer at mealtimes* Professional behaviour* Health and safety* Personal care* Creative activitiesPlus functional skills in Maths and English

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade E including maths and English. All successful applicants will be required to complete a Criminal Records Bureau check.


A selection of assignments and timed assessments graded Pass. Requires 1 week block placement.

Future opportunities

* Health & Social Care Level 2 programme* Employment in Care

Further information

Contact Course Enquiries on 0161 886 7070

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.

Last updated date: 13 May 2016
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      The Altrincham site is situated on a major bus route to and from Manchester city centre, with a bus stop directly outside the College on Manchester Road (A56).

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      The closest train station is Navigation Road on the Manchester - Chester line, approximately 20 mins walk to site. Trains run hourly in both directions.

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      The Altrincham site is situated on Manchester Road (A56) towards Altrincham, 3.5 miles from both Junction 7 of the M60 or Junction 7 of the M56.