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Health and Social Care Study Programme Level 1 at Colchester Institute

Course description

The Health and Social Care Study Programme Level 1 blends a number of qualifications together and is designed to provide you with the required skills set for progression on to the Level 2 programme or for working in the health or social care sector. The combined elements of this programme give you an idea of what working within the health or social care sector is really like whilst gaining a range of relevant qualifications for your chosen career.

Some units of the programme will help to improve your general skills and others will help you to develop skills in relation to care services. You will also engage in GEM and GAP activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills.

Course content

Health and Social Care Study Programme Level 1

The programme is made up of a number of different qualifications. On successful completion you will achieve:
• Level 1 Certificate in Health and Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Services
• Colchester Institute Certificate in Food Hygiene
• Level 2 Award in Principles of Infection Prevention and Control.

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs (grades D-G) and an interview. A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)* check is also required.

* Please note here is a charge of £44 for a DBS check.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this programme could lead to employment or an apprenticeships in the health or social care sector.

On successful completion of this programme you can progress to a Level 2 qualification such as the Health and Social Care BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2, an Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care or Introduction to Early Years Education and Care CACHE Certificate Level 2.

All are subject to completion of the level 2 progression task, achievement of appropriate English and Maths qualifications and a successful interview.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colchester Institute directly.

Last updated date: 01 March 2016

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