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Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings BTEC Level 1 at Runshaw College

Course description

Why should I come to Runshaw to study Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings?

This course is designed for students considering studying Health and Social Care as an option in the future and want to know what it is like to work in a care setting. It is an introductory course and will allow you to learn not only the Health and Social Care industry, but also about your own skills and qualities.

Our teaching staff can boast a wealth of relevant industry experience which brings a truly authentic feel to the learning environment. This benefits our students, as together with learning in the classroom, they also carry out their own work placement experience in which they are fully supported and nurtured.

Enrichment includes voluntary work; induction activities and team building; guest speakers from industry; trips and visits; and access to all college enrichment activities.

The pass rate for 2018 on this course was 100%, with 73% of students achieving high grades.

What will I study?

Some of the units covered in this course include: 

  • Communication skills
  • Working in Health and Social Care
  • Working with others in Heath and Social Care

As part of the course you will also study English and Maths to enhance your employability skills.

Entry requirements

For access to our Level 1 courses, our entry requirements are 1 x GCSE at Grade 3 and 1 x GCSE at Grade 2. This should include Maths or English Language at Grade 2 and no less than a 1 in the other.

Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings does not have any specific additional requirements.


How is the course assessed?

Assessment takes place throughout the course in a variety of ways, including posters, presentations and written assignments.

Financial information

No course fees are applicable for 16-18 year old learners who meet funding regulations.

Future opportunities

What will this course prepare me for?

Successful completion of this course and additional qualifications may lead to progression within college or onto an Apprenticeship.

Where are you going?

  • Midwife
  • Nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Primary School Teacher
  • Youth Worker

Further information

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 21 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: LFD1HSC

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