This course is a great if you are interested in a career in the health and social care sector. This could include caring for the elderly in a care home, working with adults or children with disabilities or helping people recover from illness or injury in a hospital or care centre.
It is an excellent starting point for young people who are interested in learning about work or further study in health and social care. It helps develop the personal skills, qualities and attitude required.
This course is mix of practical activities and classroom based work.
4 GCSEs at A*- E grades (or acceptable alternatives) including English Language.
The BTEC Level 1 Health and Social Care course is assessed mostly by coursework. There will also be some exams.
Successful completion of this course, good attendance and punctuality along with tutor recommendation can lead to our Health and Social Care BTEC Level 2 Diploma course or other Level 2 course.
The health and social care sector offers an extensive choice of careers. Future career opportunities could include working as a care assistant, health care assistant, home carer or other support service roles. This can include progression via traineeships to apprenticeships or direct to apprenticeships.
Staff and Facilities:
At the Sheffield College you will learn from highly qualified staff with a range of academic and health and social care work related backgrounds. Students also benefit from our strong partnerships with local health and social care employers. Depending on your chosen campus the excellent facilities for our health and social care students include well equipped learning areas, a creative practice therapy room, medical practice room and emergency incident training area.
Will the course suit me?
An ideal person for this course is one who is interested in working with vulnerable people of all ages and abilities in a care capacity. It is an advantage if you are a patient person who enjoys helping people of all ages.
You may be entitled to help from the college’s Learner Support Fund with the cost of trips, visits and anything else you need to buy for your course.