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The Level 1 Award in Introduction to Health & Social Care aims to develop learners’ knowledge and awareness of health, social care It is also an aim to develop an understanding of the similarities and differences between these settings.
Who is the course suitable for?
This qualification provides pathways into the sector for anyone considering a career in health and/or social care. It will provide an opportunity for learners to develop knowledge about the wider health and social care sector before they decide whether working in the sector is for them and gain information to make decisions about career progression.
You do not need to have any formal qualifications in order to follow this course, but you will need to demonstrate commitment and motivation to work through the specially prepared distance-learning materials.
How is the course delivered?
Candidates work through the course materials for the programme through distance learning, therefore, there is no need to attend the college to gain the qualification. The course is delivered using different methods to meet the objectives.
The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:
Understand the range of service provision and roles within health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
Understand the principles and values in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare.
Introduction to communication in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
Introductory awareness of person-centred support in health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings
The qualification aims to provide a sound preparation for further study and access to a range of vocational qualifications, including level 2 in Diploma in Care, Caring for Children & Young People, level 3 in Health & Social Care