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Health and Social Care at Nacro

Course description

If you’d like to care for people, then a job in health or social care can be very rewarding. At Nacro you can choose to learn about the industry as a whole, or specialise in areas like caring for the elderly, disabled or people with learning disabilities. Our courses are all very practical and you don’t need any qualifications to apply.

Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings

  • Level 1
  • Award. Certificate or Diploma
  • City and Guilds

Community Development

  • Level 1
  • Award
  • City and Guilds

Preparing to Work in Health and Social Care

  • Level 1 or Level 2
  • Award. Certificate or Diploma
  • City and Guilds

Course content

To start with, you’ll learn about:

  • what a health or social care worker does
  • health and safety
  • equality and inclusion
  • personal development

Depending on the options you choose, you may also learn about:

  • administering medication
  • supporting people with disabilities
  • working with young people
  • helping people to eat and drink

Depending on which course you take, you’ll work towards gaining an award or a certificate.

Entry requirements

You don’t need any qualifications or previous experience. You can start at any level that suits you and then move on to other levels. To start a level 2 course, you will need to be working at level 1 in your English and Maths. We also expect you to show an interest in a subject of your choice.


You’ll be assessed through an assignment.

Future opportunities

With your qualification, you could apply for jobs in:

  • residential care
  • community and primary care
  • hospitals
  • home care or home help
  • community care
  • private care

Alternatively you can learn a related course at a higher level or apply for an apprenticeship in a related work area.

Further information

Any of the tutors at your centre will listen to your needs and offer you help. If you have personal matters you’re worried about, you can talk to one of our safeguarding officers. You will find their contact details displayed in the centre.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 March 2017
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