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Health & Social Care BTEC Diploma Level 1 at East Berkshire College

Course description

On this course you will get a broad understanding of health and social care and develop your practical and interpersonal skills for working in the health and social care sector.

You cover areas like starting work in health and social care, developing skills in health and social care, images of people, health and the environment and exploring local services.

You'll also develop skill which will help in other areas of life such as effective communication and IT.

Most of your study will take place in the classroom but there will be visits to a real work environment.

Entry requirements

Three GCSEs at Grade E or above.


Coursework, written assignments, practical and workbooks.

Further information

You can progress onto the BTEC Level 2 Diploma or a Childcare Level 2 course.

Employment in residential care homes, day centres or hospitals.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 May 2016

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    • Facilities include:

      • Specialist workshops (e.g. welding, bricklaying)
      • New hair and beauty training salons (open to the public)
      • Autotronics and computing facilities
      • Microsoft Academy and Cisco Academy
      • New innovation centre
      • Hospitality & Catering Academy (public restaurant)
      • £5m sports centre (including gym and sports hall)
      • Engineering workshop with new CNC machine centre
      • STEM project and research space
      • REHAU renewable energy training centre
      • Learning centre with the latest PCs and tablets
      • Simulated hospital environment
      • Over 500 Microsoft Surface Pros to enable independent learning
      • Parking.