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Course Code: SPVHS061

Course Level: Level 1

Study Mode: Part-Time

Course Type: Adults

Course overview

Begin your journey into the health and social care sector with this introductory course. Develop your knowledge and awareness of the types of provision in the Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s sectors for a rewarding and long-term career.

The Pearson BTEC Level 1 Introductory Award in Health and Social Care course is designed around practical skills and tasks to enable you to demonstrate what you can do rather than what you know. The qualifications give you the opportunity to acquire and develop generic, transferable and sector-specific skills in order to complete tasks and demonstrate a level of achievement that enables you to progress to further learning.

The course will offer you a taster into the Health and Social Care sector and will give you the time to explore the different type of Health and Social Care services. While exploring the different types of services you will use a variety of skills to identify, research and present information in a logical and practical way.

During the course, you will start to identify which service within the sector best fits with your own skills and interests. To help, you will carry out a self-audit; identify what your own strengths are and what you need to develop to be able to meet your progression goals. You will learn how to set goals and plan ways to achieve them.

Throughout the course, you will also develop the skills and behaviours needed to progress to the next stage in your learning, identify progression opportunities and create a plan to enable you to get there.

Flexible learning with rolling start dates throughout the year.Please apply and we will contact you with the next available start date.

There are no formal entry requirements for our Introduction to Health and Social care course, just an interest in exploring a career in the sector. Although, you will need basic literacy skills to enable you to produce the evidence for the qualification.

To help ensure the course meets your starting point, you will be invited to attend college prior to the course start date to completed an initial assessments, meet your teacher and learn more about the course.

During the course, you will complete a number of assignments using a variety of assessment styles to help you develop a broad range of transferrable skills. The assignments you complete are used to build your portfolio, which will be used to evidence your learning.

For further information, please contact Stacey Johnson on 01782 2542211 or email

Once you have successfully achieved the introductory course, you will be able to progress on to further learning identified within your progression plan.

This course is FREE.

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Course Duration

14 weeks

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Class Times

09:30 - 12:00

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Please note that courses run subject to minimum viable class sizes.