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Health & Social Care BTEC First Diploma – Level 1 at Dudley College

Course description

Health & Social Care BTEC First Diploma – Level 1

Course content

You will be required to study a range of units to include:

• Health and social care needs
• Personal care in health and social care
• Creative activities for children
• Creative and leisure activities for adults in health and social care
• Promoting healthy eating in care
• Communication with adults and children in health and social care
• Job opportunities in health and social care.

As well as the above units there will be a selection of optional units. As part of your study programme you will also be required to study English and maths as appropriate levels.

Entry requirements

For 16/17

You should have Entry Level 3 or GCSEs grades F – G, possess a positive school report and attend an interview with the course tutor. You will be asked to take an initial assessment in English and/or maths prior to enrolment. NOTE: Because Caring & Early Years qualifications are designed to lead to employment with vulnerable groups of people, please note that you will need to have an enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check before embarking on our courses.

For 17/18:

You should have Entry Level 3 or GCSEs grades F – G, (Grade 1 English/maths) possess a positive school report and attend an interview with the course tutor. You will be asked to take an initial assessment in English and/or maths prior to enrolment. NOTE: Because Caring & Early Years qualifications are designed to lead to employment with vulnerable groups of people, please note that you will need to have an enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check before embarking on our courses.

 

Assessment

You are assessed by a variety of methods including case studies, multiple choice tests, class-based assignments and time constrained assessments, projects, practicals and presentations. Each unit is graded as a pass.

Financial information

There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college as there is lots of financial help available. Our finance and welfare officers will be able to talk to you about any help that may be available to you based on your individual circumstances.

 

 

Examples of financial help are:

 

Bursary fund

 

 

Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund for help with college related costs. More information about the 16-18 Bursary Fund can be found at the website:https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.

 

Free BUS PASS

 

We will provide a free bus pass to help with travel costs for 16-18* year olds on full-time programmes, based on individual circumstances**. To qualify for a free bus pass***, you must live more than one mile from the campus at which you will be studying and not already be in receipt of other financial support, such as Care to Learn funding.

 

*Under 19 as at 31 August 2017.

 

**Students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help – talk to our Student Finance team.

 

***Evidence of family income will need to be provided.

 

For advice on help that may be available to you when you start college call our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.

Future opportunities

Progression onto a Level 2 course in Health and Social Care.

Further information

For further information about Dudley College and the courses on offer, please visit http://www.dudleycol.ac.uk or contact Student Services on 01384 363 363.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 February 2017
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