Health & Social Care Certificate
This course allows you to learn some basic skills in health and social care and provides a useful starting point in a career in this area. It is a great progression route to further study.
Selection is by interview and will also be dependant on a good school or employer reference.
There are no formal entry requirements but you will be expected to show a commitment to the vocation and to demonstrate an ability to cope with the assessment process.
Other information such as assessment results, relevant experience and portfolio may be taken into consideration at the Colleges discretion.
You will study a mixture of theory and practical work within the course which may include:
Rights & Responsibilities at Work
Health & Social Care Needs
Creative & Leisure Activities for Adults in Social Care
Personal & Social Development:
Work Skills EDEXCEL Level 1
Visits to work experience placements will be included in the programme to allow you to practice the skills learnt.
These are the skills that are commonly needed for success in a range of activities in education and training, work and life in general:
With this qualification you should be able to enter employment at trainee level or progress to further education.
Should you wish to take the Level 2 course at Weymouth College, you would need to achieve an overall distinction in this Level 1 course and demonstrate progress in your Functional Skills.
Required Materials and Text books
The College library has an extensive lending and reference book stock, in addition to videos and journals. Specific books will be advised nearer the time of study.
A basic uniform of a polo shirt is required for placements and you can purchase this at enrolment from the College at a cost of £9.50.
If you are aged 16-18 as of 31st August on the year of enrolment - no course fee.
If you are over 19 as of 31st August and enrolling on a full-time programme of study a tuition fee will be applicable in most cases, please contact us for full information.
There are financial support arrangements for 16-18 year olds and hardship funds available for the over 19s.
Please contact our Information Centre for details of costs and concessions on 01305 208808 or email: email@example.com
Rehabilitation of offenders:
To help us look after students and assess risks, you will be asked to declare any unspent criminal convictions when you apply to do a course at Weymouth College.
We are committed to providing an inclusive learning environment for all. We welcome people with additional learning needs and/or disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds in all minority groups within the community, ensuring students receive fair treatment when studying at Weymouth College. Copies of the College's Equality and Diversity policies can be found in the Library.