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Health and Social Care BTEC Level 1 Certificate at Stafford College

Course description

This is a full time course which consists of vocational units, personal skills, maths and English.  The course provides an introduction to the health and social care work and the basic skills needed.  The course is run by a team health and social care specialists, who have trained to be teachers, and maths and English teachers.

Course content

Level 1 units/subjects

  1. Understanding the Range of Service Provision and Roles
  2. Understanding the Principles and values
  3. Awareness of Protection and Safeguarding
  4. Introduction to Communication
  5. Introductory Awareness of Equality and Inclusion
  6. Introductory Awareness of Health and Safety
  7. Introductory Awareness of Person Centred Support
  8. Introductory Awareness of the Importance of Healthy Eating and Drinking for Adults
  9. Human Growth and Development


Edexcel Level 1 Certificate in Personal and Social Development

Unit 1   (2 Cr)   Working Towards Goals

Unit 3   (2 Cr)   Working as Part of a Group

Unit 7   (2 Cr)   Community Action

Unit 9   (2 Cr)   Preparation for Work

Unit 10 (2 Cr)   Managing Own Money

Unit 39 (3 Cr)   Sustainable Buildings


Functional Skills Maths and English

Introduction to First Aid

Entry requirements

Prospective students will be interviewed to assess their suitability for the course. A personal reference from a school teacher or employer will be required. A minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade E or above.


To gain certification a student must pass each unit.  Methods of assessment include practical demonstrations, report writing, role play, discussion, posters and presentations.

Financial information

Students may be able to receive financial support, please contact Student Services for further information on 01785 275512.

Future opportunities

Career Opportunities/Progression

  • Upon successful completion of the course, students could progress onto the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care and have a level 1 in English functional skills.
  • If in employment, students may progress to apprenticeships.
  • Career opportunities, depending upon age, qualifications and experience, may include Health Care Support Worker in hospital, elderly residential care worker and domiciliary care worker.

Further information

If you would like any more information about the college or our courses, write, visit, or telephone Student Services on 01785 275468.  Our e-mail address is:  If you are unsure about which course to take, we can arrange for you to get the advice you need from a member of our guidance team.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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