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Health and Social Care : Level 1 Certificate in Employability at Regent College

Course description

Course outline
This is an introductory course in Employability (Health & Social Care). Learners will:

-be provided with the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques including personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life
-Achieve a nationally recognised Level 1 vocationally related qualification
-Progress to related general and/or vocational qualifications e.g. OCR Level 2 qualifications.

Teaching styles
Learning takes place through a variety of teaching methods e.g. teacher led sessions, role play and group work. Individual projects and assignments are produced involving the students own research and so students are expected to work on their own account. 

Subject combinations
Students studying this course have the opportunity of progressing with other Level 1 courses available at the college.

Resources and facilities
Teacher resource pack and laptops are available in the department.

Key features
Regular workshop support is provided along with individual support for students to develop their portfolio evidence.

Entry requirements

GCSEs grade E or 2 or above, or PASS at Entry Level, including English Language or PASS at Entry Level


By portfolio assignment, which is sampled by the exam board's external verifier. Homework and class activities are assessed throughout the course. This is a credit based qualification (QCF), completed through a number of portfolio units including:

-Investigating Rights and Responsibilities at Work
-Planning for Progression
-Community Project
-Rights, responsibilities and citizenship
-Candidate project
-Contribute to own healthy living                                                                               

In addition, you will be able to do some additional work specific to Health and Social 
Care and to help you prepare for progression in these areas.

This course includes a National Citizen Service residential and social action project which all learners are required to participate in.

Financial information

Free to all home students.

Future opportunities

Upon completion of this course, students can progress to level 2 Health.

Further information

To find out more information about this qualification, contact Regent College, ask you Connexions Personal Adviser or your school/college Careers Staff.

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: 11 September 2018

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