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Level 1 BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care FT at Chesterfield College

Course description

Key modules on this course include:

  • Job Opportunities in Health and Social Care
  • Promoting Healthy eating in Care
  • Health and Social Care Needs
  • Working in a Team
  • Creative and Leisure Activities for Adults in Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

This learning programme is an introduction to the types of employment available within the health and social care industry. This full-time one-year learning programme contains practical units that support personal career development. This learning programme also contains Functional Skills English, Maths and ICT that will allow, on successful completion progression to the level 2 Health and Social Care course to unlock further employment opportunities within the expanding health services sector. You will have an assigned Personal Tutor who will help guide your career development. You will need a minimum of four GCSEs grade D to F or equivalent and at least a grade F in English and Maths. The course’s focus is mainly practical and will allow the student to practise the skills needed for a higher level course that will help with employment progression. You will be assessed mainly through workbooklets and observation. All Health and Social Care jobs involve numeracy, literacy and ICT and students work towards completing these successfully through either Functional Skills English, Maths and ICT or GCSE (if you have gained a grade D you will study GCSE maths and / or English, if you have grades below a D then you will undertake Functional Skills). All students will have Functional Skills / GCSE support and students will sit an exam towards the end of the year to show how much they have progressed.

Financial information

Yes dependant on your circumstances

Future opportunities

The course will lead you into a variety of pathways such as the BTEC Level 2 Health and Social Care.

Further information

'• Where costs are quoted in this document they are correct at the time of publication, but may be changed• Timetables are given as an indication only, these may vary• Weeks shown are the maximum number expected• The formation of a class is conditional

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: 02 October 2017

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    • Advice and Guidance
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01246 500500 extension 2103
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