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Health & Social Care BTEC Diploma at Solihull College & University Centre

Course description

If you are interested in beginning a career in Health and Social care working with different client groups including, older people, children aged 0-7 years and individuals who have additional needs, then the Level 1 introductory course can get you started learning the basics of Health and Social Care and develop your knowledge to understand the demands and expectations of the industry.

Course content

During the course you will study:

- How to communicate with people,
- How to provide personal care,
- Creative activities,
- Nutrition,
- Development throughout the life span,
- Skills to prepare for work.

Entry requirements

2 GCSE's at Grade E/2 or above, a successful interview and a reference.


To pass this course you will complete a mixture of written assignments, practical assessments and tests for Maths, English and IT.

Future opportunities

If you are successful on this course, you will be able to continue studying towards level 2 in Health and Care or gain employment and then return to study as an Apprentice.

Further information

Before you can complete a placement you will need to complete a Criminal Record Bureau.

There will a Student Trip and a Placement Polo shirt is required, textbook & folder is required. Costs of these additions will be given at the interview as they are subject to change. also it should be noted that a uniform is compulsory on all health and social care courses for 16-19 year olds.

Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.

If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Solihull College & University Centre directly.

Last updated date: 10 November 2016
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