Skills for Health and Social Care - Level 1 Diploma
About the course
If you work in Health and Social Care and want to push yourself up to the next level of the career ladder, this course is for you. It gives you a good grounding in the industry, the types of career you would like to start. The purpose of the course is to give you a broad overview of Health and Social Care in a social and professional context. You'll study 14 units, including:
- Human growth and development
- Introductory awareness of bereavement in health, social care and children¿s and young people¿s settings.
There are no formal entry requirements, but it would be an advantage to have a Level 1 English or math or work experience as a Health Care Assistant. You will need to pass an online assessment, a written assessment and an interview.
In this course you will study 14 units:
Assessment is by coursework over the duration of your study.
You can progress to a Level 2 Diploma in Social Care or related field. You can also use this qualification to help you either start a career in Social Care, or progress to a more responsible position in your current employment.
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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