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Health And Social Care L1 Diploma at North Lindsey College

Course description

This foundation learning course will be personalised to suit your needs based on interview, college initial testing and qualifications from school/college. It is a one year course with additional learning opportunities to ensure you meet the entitlement of being a full-time student.

Course content

There are no core units. However, at least 60 percent of credit achieved must be at Level 1. 
You will study a number of units at a level/interest appropriate to your needs from the following:

Entry Level units may include:
- Health Needs 
- The Role of the Carer at Mealtimes 

Level 1 units may include:
- Managing Your Health at Work 
- Personal Care in Health and Social Care 
- Creative and Leisure Activities for Adults in Health and Social Care 
- Communication with Adults and Children in Health and Social Care 
- Job Opportunities in Health and Social Care

Level 2 units may include:
- Preparing for Work Placement 
- Managing Health

The unit choice has been designed to allow you to achieve units that extend and challenge your personal learning and thinking skills but are able to be performed at Level 1 and/or Level 2. 
If you are intending to progress to a Level 2 course you will be expected to achieve at least one unit at that level to help you prepare for a higher level of study.

Entry requirements

- 2 GCSEs at Grade D in academic subjects including English 
- A wide range of GCSEs at grade E including Maths
- A good school/College report


Assessment on the course involves the completion of assignments, group presentations and practical activities and creative ways of presenting assignment e.g. posters, booklets, portfolios of evidence as well as written work. There are some external tests to be taken to achieve functional skills or GCSE.

Future opportunities

You will be encouraged to progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care subject to the following achievement:
- Level 1 Diploma in Health and Social Care 
- Functional skills or GCSE English or Maths at a specified level
- Good reference
- Clean Enhanced Disclosure.

All students are encouraged to progress to higher level courses to increase their chances of employment in the health and social care sector. Alternatively, if learners are not ready to move to a Level 2 course, they may be able to do a combined studies programme introducing a range of sectors to help guide them in their future career choices.
Please Note: Progression to higher level courses is not automatic. It is dependent upon the level of achievement indicated in the relevant course leaflet, a progression interview and a good reference.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 May 2016

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