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Health & Social Care Exploring Care Services Level 1 Diploma at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

This course enables you to develop the skills and knowledge needed when working in Health and Social Care settings. Your skills in communication, problem solving, team working and time management should improve as a result of studying this course.

Course content

This course consists of seven units including human growth and development, communication and healthy lifestyles. As part of your programme of study you will also study personal and social development units. It is anticipated that you will also develop your skills in literacy and numeracy as well as experience work related learning.

Entry requirements

GCSE TARIFF

A minimum of 5 A*-E/F / 9-2 GCSE subjects or equivalent

Assessment

By completing case studies, assignments and being involved in group activities throughout the year.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of all part of the programme, you can progress onto a Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Further information

You will receive support from a competent, approachable team of staff, who have experience in the Health or Social Care Sector. You will learn about values, interpersonal skills and the care needs of individuals; all of which are required to work in the Care Sector.

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: 23 October 2017

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    • Our Parson's Walk Centre houses a wide range of vocational courses and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere.

      The Centre features the award winning Wheel restaurant, together with other outstanding facilities that provide hands on work experience including the Image Centre, Florist Shop and Travel Shop.

      In addition, our classrooms offer a comfortable and professional working environment which is exemplified by our £20,000 state-of-the-art Apple Mac suite.

      This Centre also houses the College's largest Learning Resource Centre to provide help and support to all students in the use of the library and IT facilities. Our dedicated team of staff are on hand to provide assistance with electronic books and databases, information skills and one-to-one sessions. Laptops, iPads and Samsung tablets are just a selection of the range of facilities available.

      This Centre is completed with our Employment Services team who are here to offer you a personal information, advice and guidance session to identify areas of development and agree goals to set you on your path to gaining employment.

      Located in the heart of the town centre, our seven floor Centre offers excellent public transport links being only a five minute walk from the bus station and ten minute walk from the railway station. For all the latest travel information try downloading our Transport Guide.