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Health and Social Care study programme

If you are interested in a career in looking after and caring for children, young people and adults, then this could be the course for you.
The level one and level two courses will develop your knowledge and awareness of the types of jobs and provision in the Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s sector.
Understand the role played by workers in the sector, including principles and values through to health and safety and working with others.
Develop core knowledge relevant to health and social care, alongside generic employability skills which are needed both in the health and social care sector and across other business sectors.
There are options to take units in more specialised areas such as learning disability, sensory loss or mental health.
The level one course does not qualify you to work but does provide a starting point for deciding whether a career in the sector is right for you. The qualification also supports progression to Level 2 qualifications in health, social care or children’s settings and provides learners with the opportunity to progress to employment, in due course, in a range of job roles in the care sectors or support your progression into a Level 3 course or apprenticeship.

Course benefits

The LifeSkills Health and Social Care study programme is designed to help you develop these skills and prepare you for whatever career path you choose to follow. You may want to work with children or adults or specialise in a particular area. Once you have completed the course you could go on to a higher level course, apprenticeship, get a job or decide to specialise in a particular area and look to earn £14,000 – £30,000 a year, depending on your role and experience.

All of our programmes are designed to help you develop your English and Maths and improve your grades where needed. You will also get the chance to get some local work experience and help you put what you have learnt on the course into practice and get that vital experience on to your CV.
So no matter what type of business you want to work in, the Health and Social study programme could be your first step in helping you get your first job or getting an apprenticeship.
Why not find out more by filling in the easy application form?

What qualifications can I achieve?

City & Guilds Award / Certificate / Diploma Level 1
English and Maths Functional skills entry level to GCSE

What else is covered on the course?

  • Personal and social development sessions
  • Employability and Independent Living
  • Opportunities for work experience
  • Potential to complete Health and Safety Course & exam so you can apply for the CSCS test/card
  • Mental well-being
  • British Values

What can I do after the course?

Progress onto an apprenticeship
Increase your chances of employment

Travel Expenses / Attendance Allowance

If you are aged between 16-18 years we can refund your travel expenses by bus or train from your home address to LifeSkills. This will be paid a week in arrears. You will also receive a £40 bursary every four weeks. This is based on full attendance each week, good timekeeping and positively participating in lessons.

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