Introduction to Health and Social Care

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Acquire the knowledge to start a career in Health and Social Care


  • Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings qualification.

What will I study?

The structure of this course enables you to learn, develop and practice skills in which you will gain a nationally recognised Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings qualification.

You will also acquire the foundation skills required to seek employment and/or career progression in the health and social care sector.

Who is the training for?

This course is designed for individuals who want to develop skills and knowledge required for working in the health and social care sector. You must also be prepared to attend any job interviews that you are suitable for.

What do I need?

There are no formal entry requirements for this course; however you do need to be aged 19 or over and be unemployed on benefits. You also need to have been resident within the UK/EU for 3 years prior to starting the course.

Course Content:

  • Understand the range of service provision and roles within health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare.
  • Understand principles and values.
  • Awareness of protection and safeguarding.
  • Introduction to communication.
  • Introductory awareness of equality and inclusion.
  • Introductory awareness of health and safety.
  • Introductory awareness of person-centred support.
  • Introductory awareness of working with others in health and social care.
  • Understand the importance of engagement in leisure and social activities in health and social care.

Employment Enrichment Options

You can also customise your course and gain extra skills and accreditation to enhance your job prospects by choosing to complete any or all of the following options:

  • Manual handling and skills for care.
  • Food hygiene and infection control.
  • Dementia.
  • Confidentiality.


The elements of the course are delivered over 6 weeks, 3 days a week.
Times: 9.30am to 2.30pm

To get started: You need to be interested in working in health and social care, children and young people’s settings. A course application form should be completed prior to the commencement of the course and proof of benefits is required. During induction and throughout the course you will receive information, advice and guidance on course content, career opportunities and skills development.