Introduction to Health, Social Care and Early Years Level 1 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

If you are looking for a career in health, social care or childcare this is the course for you. It is suitable for those who have a positive attitude but may need to develop further skills before moving on to other programmes, or into employment in the sector. This course provides a gateway on to other courses throughout the College and enables you to develop skills in caring for others within health and early years settings. You will also undertake a work placement/s.

Units may include:

  • Communicating with others
  • Practical health and safety
  • Craft activities for young children or older adults
  • Growth and development
  • Self-development.

Assessment Methods

Modules are taught through a mixture of class-based activities, practical sessions and during work experience. You will need to complete up to 100 hours of relevant work placement over the programme. The units that make up your course are graded 1-8. You will also continue to study GCSE maths and English as part of your programme alongside employability skills.

Progression Options

On successful completion, you could progress on to a variety of Level 2 courses at the College or find employment. Some students are successful in securing an Apprenticeship from their work placements.

Course Summary

Course Title Introduction to Health, Social Care and Early Years Level 1
Entry Requirements

You need GCSEs in the 9 to 1 range including English, maths and science, or other equivalent qualifications. Entry is also subject to a successful interview and induction. You also need an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, with no disclosures, as you will be undertaking placement in a health and social care or early years setting over the year. You will need to be able to demonstrate some experience in caring for others and a positive and professional attitude to learning.

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I didn’t know anyone when I started but quickly make new friendships and have gained in confidence. The work experience helped with that, as well as the staff being really supportive.

Charlotte Whiterod

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