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Health and Social Care and Early Years Diploma Level 1 at Weston College

Course description

You will gain a broad understanding of the early years and social care sector and start to develop the knowledge and skills you will need to work with vulnerable people. When you are confident you may attend a work placement to experience real work practice and demonstrate your skills.

You will cover a number of units which will include: investigating rights and responsibilities at work, preparing for work placement, human development, personal care in health and social care, creative and leisure activities for children and adults and promoting healthy eating.

Maths and English is a fundamental element of this study programme. Skills in Maths and English will be embedded into your academic/ vocational learning. If you do not have a grade C in Maths and/or English you will attend a discrete GCSE or Functional Skills class as part of your weekly timetable.

Entry requirements

A genuine interest in working with people is an absolute necessity. You do not need any academic qualifications to start at Level 1 but you must be reliable, motivated and caring.


You will be assessed through written coursework, presentations and practical experiences.

Future opportunities

This study programme is a stepping stone to further education at Level 2, a Traineeship or an apprenticeship; however the personal, social and work skills that you will gain will support your employment opportunities in all areas.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 May 2016

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