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Health and Social Care Certificate Level 1 at Gloucestershire College

Course description

This course gives you the opportunity to develop a basic understanding of the skills required to work in health and social care and the needs of those you’ll be working with.

This qualification is designed to introduce learners to the care needs of children and adults. In addition to this course you may be given the opportunity to study for a number of additional qualifications including Functional Skills.

Course content

You will study

  • Rights and Responsibilities at work
  • Health and Social Care needs 
  • Creative activities
  • Personal care
  • Healthy Eating

Entry requirements

  • You will need to have 3 GCSE's at grade E including English or Entry 3 in English & Maths Functional Skills.
  • DBS (Disclosure and Barrring Service) will be completed


You will be assessed through your coursework. You will be advised on a text book to purchase and you need to be prepared to pay for educational visits that will take place during the course.

Future opportunities

Upon completion, you may be able to progress on to a Level 2 qualification in health and social care, or to seek employment within the care industry.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 April 2016
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    • Our buzzing Gloucester campus is set in a prime location in the heart of the City, beside the historic Gloucester Docks which sees regular food festivals throughout the year and the Tall Ships Festival. 

      Gloucester campus facilities include:

      • Campus shop
      • Construction Street
      • Dance studio
      • Dining room
      • Enterprise lab
      • Health and social care ward
      • Library with online access and resources
      • Nursery
      • Sports hall
      • Starbucks counter
      • Theatre
      • TV and music recording studios