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Health and Social Care Level 1 at Malvern Hills College

Course description

The Health and Social Care tutors have a wealth of experience, from a variety of care settings, which our students benefit from. The courses on offer provide students with the opportunity to progress on to study at university in areas such as nursing and social work, or to move into employment in a range of care settings.

Work experience is an important part of the Level 2 and Level 3 full-time Health and Social Care courses, providing invaluable hands on, practical experience. Theory is also an important part of the courses, giving students the underpinning knowledge so that they are confident when working with client groups with different needs. Students studying on the Apprenticeship programme study at College one day each week and spend the remainder of the week in their place of work, where they are assessed regularly on their abilities and skills by a dedicated assessor. Studying Health and Social Care can lead to a rewarding career and provide the opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives.

Course content

This is an introductory route into Health and Social Care.


What’s involved?

You will study a range of topics including:

  • Creative Activities for Children
  • Job Opportunities in Health and Social Care
  • Communication with adults and children
  • Personal Care in Health and Social Care
  • Promoting Healthy Eating in Care
  • You will also be enhancing your skills in English and Maths
  • 3 weeks work experience

This course also provides the opportunity to develop those skills required for future employment such as working as part of a team, problems solving and effective communication skills.

How will I be studying?

You will learn by completing projects and assignments. You will also be developing the skills you need to start a career or progress on to a Level 2 Health and Social Care or Childcare course.

Entry requirements

You will need to have a minimum of two GCSEs Grade D-G or an Entry 3 qualification. All applicants will need to have a successful interview.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the Level 1 programme, and having demonstrated a sound commitment to attending College and developing a good work ethic the most common progression route is for students to move onto one of the Level 2 courses in Health and Social Care or Childcare.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 August 2016

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    • The Evesham campus is a short walk from Evesham town centre. It is well placed for bus links from the surroundings area.

      The campus has...

      ·         A state of the art motor vehicle workshops

      ·         New hair & beauty training salons called PURE - Hair, Beauty & Relaxation, which are also open to the public

      ·         Training rooms for public services and construction

      ·         A dedicated health and childcare teaching area

      ·         Fully equipped IT facilities and media suite

      ·         A new photographic studio

      ·         An Energy Training Centre

      ·         Indoor and outdoor animal care facilities

      We also have a well equipped Learning Resources Centre and an excellent refreshment and relaxation area in The Hub, which includes a Costa Coffee Shop.