Health Child & Social Care Combined

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: 3 GCSEs grade E/2 - G/1 including English and maths.

What will I learn?

During this one-year course you will be given a thorough introduction to the care sector. Our expert tutors will help you to explore what it is like to work in health and child care, helping you to decide which progression route you’d like to take. You will discover what skills you will need to care for adults, young people, and people with disabilities. Through a range of creative activities you will also develop your own communication skills as well as identifying how to effectively communicate with other people. You will also improve your skills in English and maths throughout the year.

You will cover topics including:

  • Care needs
  • Healthy eating
  • Communication skills
  • Creative activities
  • Health needs
  • Individual rights and needs

During the course you will be able to identify which sector of the care industry you'd like to explore further, whether that is health or child care.

You will be assessed by 100% coursework assignments which will include creating displays, making leaflets, posters, written essays and question-and-answer sessions.

What could I progress on to?

After completing the course you will have a much better idea about which sector of the care industry you would like to study and work in. You can progress onto the Health and Social Care course or study the Children and Young People's Workforce course.

With additional training you may work towards starting a career as a care support worker or individual needs worker.

Additional Course Details for 19/20

  • Course code 14830
    Course name Level 1 BTEC Introductory Diploma in Health and Social Care
    Campus Station Plaza Campus
    Study mode Full-Time
    Start date 09/09/19
    Duration 36 week (s)

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Sometimes it can be difficult to decide the right level at which to study. The guide below will help you work which level is best for you.

Entry Level

These courses are for students who want to start progressing up the qualifications levels or have no previous qualifications.

Vocational Level 1

You must have a mixture of grades E to G at GCSE to study at this level.

Vocational Level 2

You must have two grade D's and two grade E's at GCSE or a relevant level 1 qualification to study at this level.

Vocational Level 3

These courses are equivalent to A levels, you must have at least four GCSE's at grade C or above or a relevant level 2 qualification.

A Levels

A levels are level 3 courses, you must have or expect 5 A-C grades at GCSE level including Maths and English.
Foundation Degree and Degree Our university courses typically require a relevant level 3 qualification or 120 UCAS points.