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 before moving on to the Level 2 or into employment in the sector. This course provides a gateway on to other courses offered throughout the College and enables you to develop skills in caring for others within health and early years settings as it includes work placements and the chance to gain employment during the course.

  • 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 100 hours of relevant work placement over this programme in addition to the units which are graded 1-8. You will also continue to study maths and English as part of your programme alongside employability skills.

Progression Options

On successful completion, you could progress to other courses at the College or find employment. Some students are successful in securing an Apprenticeship from your 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 require 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.

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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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