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Health and Social Care : Level 1 Certificate in Employability

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


This is an introductory course in Health & Social Care and Science. Learning takes place through a variety of teaching methods e.g. teacher led sessions, role play and group work. Individual projects and assignments are produced involving the students own research and so students are expected to work on their own account. 



Learners will: 

• Be provided with the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques including personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life 

• Achieve a nationally recognised Level 1 vocationally related qualification  

• Progress to related general and/or vocational qualifications e.g. OCR Level 2 qualifications  

Regular workshop support is provided along with individual support for students to develop their portfolio evidence.

How will it be delivered?

By portfolio assignment, which is sampled by the exam board’s external verifier. Homework and class activities are assessed throughout the course. This is a credit based qualification (QCF), completed through a number of portfolio units including:

• Investigating Rights and Responsibilities at Work

• Planning for progression

• Community Project

• Rights, responsibilities and citizenship

In addition, you will be able to do some additional work specific to Health Care and Science to prepare you for progression in these areas.

The course includes a National Citizen Service residential and social action project which all learners are required to participate in. 

• Candidate project

• Contribute to own healthy living

Entry requirements

A minimum of five grade Es or 2s at GCSE, or equivalent subjects, including English Language.

Your next steps...

Upon satisfactory completion of this course, students can progress to level 2 Health or Science.

What does the course combine well with?

Students studying this course have the opportunity of progressing with other Level 1 courses available in the college.


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