Health and Social Care - BTEC Level 1 Diploma
About the course
This course is for school leavers and young people interested in exploring the vocational areas of health and social care.
GCSEs mainly at grade E or above, one of which must be English Language, or an entry level qualification (including entry level functional skills in English). You will need an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check which costs approximately £50 but it is free if you will be under 19 years old. Good references and a successful interview. An interest in health and social care.
This course includes units studying health and social care, and understanding health and wellbeing. You will also study functional skills, English and Maths.
Assessment is by coursework over the duration of your study.
You will receive the qualifications BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Health and Social Care and Functional skills, English and Mathematics at Entry Level 3.
Once you have these qualification, you may progress to BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care or a level 2 course in other vocational areas such as Science, Leisure and Tourism, and Business.
I would encourage others who want to study again, but feel afraid, to do it
Studied: Diploma in Health and Social Care
Now working as a Senior Nursing Assistant at Guy’s Hospital
Ivone was working as a chef in London and caring for her husband. At the age of 49, Ivone decided that she wanted to return to education and work in the health care sector.
Last year she enrolled on a Diploma in Health and Social Care at the College’s Centre for Health, Social and Child Care. Now she is working as a Senior Nursing Assistant at Guy’s Hospital.
She said: “The decision to come back to the College was completely life changing and the best I have ever made. I had lost my confidence and did not think at my age that I would get another chance to work in the health care profession. I am so happy and I would encourage others who want to study again, but feel afraid, to do it.”
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