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Foundation Pathway: Health and Social Care Level 1

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You will be introduced to the basics of the health industry. You will also gain the personal skills you need for employment.

With the Foundation Pathway in Health and Social Care, you can kickstart a career in these exciting sectors as you learn the skills needed to progress. You will also be given the opportunity to gain English, Maths and IT qualifications alongside the programme.

Upon completion of the course, you can progress to a higher-level health and social care study programme at college, or onto an apprenticeship. We can give you advice and information to help you plan your next step, whether you would like to study another course in the college or somewhere else, or are looking to enter employment. 

We will provide you with the opportunity to develop vital employability and independence skills through our learning companies. Our partnerships with external organisations and employers are central to giving you the tools you need to have a successful future.

To register your interest and contact the Foundation Learning team, you do not need to complete the full college application form. Please complete the short form here.

What I'll learn

You will learn in a supported environment at a pace that suits you.

This course will give you an introduction to health and social care and time to think about your future career. We arrange for support from our college careers advisers who are there to help you choose your next step.

You will gain a Vocational Certificate in Learning, Employability and Progression on completion of your studies.

When you complete the course, you could move on to a full-time Level 2 course, an apprenticeship or employment.

 

How I'll learn

Your tutor will work with you to set individual learning targets each term and you will get feedback on your progress.

Learning will take place through a range of classroom based activities, practical hands on learning, research activities, educational visits and work experience.

This is a one year full-time course which you attend three days a week. 

 

How I'll be assessed

You will take part in interactive and fun activities where assessment is continuous rather than by exam and you will complete a portfolio as evidence of your learning.

 

Entry Requirements

You do not need qualifications to join this pathway. However you will need a successful interview with a member of the teaching team to show your commitment to full-time study and your interest in the subject. We will also expect a satisfactory school reference.  As part of your interview we will assess your levels of English and maths and advise you of the most appropriate level to study.

 

How to Apply

To register your interest and contact the Foundation Learning team, you do not need to complete the full college application form. Please complete the short form here.