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Health and Social Care Level 1

Course Overview

This is an introductory course which aims to help you understand the basics of working in the health and social care sector. You will be introduced to a variety of general themes associated with working in both the Health and Social care sector.

What topics are covered?

This course is an introduction to working in the Health and Social Care Sector and will help you to develop skills and knowledge of caring for others.

Units include:

  • Starting work in health and social care
  • Working in health and social care
  • Developing skills in health and social care
  • Personal effectiveness
  • Social responsibility at work
  • Looking after children
  • Images of people
  • Health and the environment

As a full-time student at Bath College, you will follow a study programme consisting of a vocational diploma, maths and English, employability skills, volunteering and tutorial. Please visit our Study Programmes page for details.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is most suited for people aged 16-18 who are just starting (out on their) vocational learning.

What are the entry requirements?

You will have studied at entry level or have some achievement at GCSE grade E/2 or above, including English or maths; or want to study a work-related course.


Entry is by interview with the course leader.

What qualifications will I gain?

BTEC Level 1 Diploma

Who is the awarding body?


How will I learn?

There will be a variety of classroom-based lessons and activities assessment.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by course work and related activities.

What can I do after this course?

Progress to level 2 courses in Health and Social Care.

Are there any additional costs?

College resource fee

What funding is available?

For funding information, please refer to our Funding page.

Which department is this course in?

Sport, Leisure and Care

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please contact Additional Learning Support to arrange additional help.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: download the Full-Time Application Form and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

To find out more about the application process, please go to the How to Apply page.


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