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Health and Social Care (Level 1) HEALTH and SOCIAL CARE Level 1 National (OCR) Campus: Cheadle and Marple (02.12.08) Course outline This is an excellent course to study if you enjoy working with people. It is a full-time course that covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of Health, Social Care and Early Years Services. You will learn about working as a team in Health and Social Care and Early Years services and many other issues relating to this subject area. Throughout the course you will have an opportunity to apply the knowledge you have acquired in a practical and realistic way by attending work placement experience in the community, participating in class discussions and sharing your own experiences. This programme offers you a wide background knowledge of work in this occupational field and prepares you for employment in the caring sectors or for progression onto the Level 2 programme. The Level 1 programme offers a combination of up to 12 units which can enable you to gain the First Award (4 units), National Award (8 units) and National Certificate (12 units). There are 4 mandatory units covering aspects of team work, communication, practical care and preparing for employment and a range of optional units for the National Award and full National Certificate. These include units about play, recreational activities, food preparation and presentation skills. Special entry requirements This course has no formal entry requirements although a basic level of literacy and numeracy is expected as well as an interest in the subject area and in working with people. How you will learn Through a variety of learning opportunites ranging from class based lessons, small group activities presentations, listening to visiting speakers, class discussion, not to mention work based experience and research and one-to-one tutorials. You will be taught in a class of approximately 10 12 students by teachers who are specialists in their field and have a real passion for their subject area. How you will be assessed All of the award is coursework based, and centre assessed. Unit grades will be awarded at pass, merit or distinction giving one overall grade for the course. There will be practical work involved, role plays and assessments which will depend very much on the unit being studied. Some units such as Practical Caring and Food Preparation lend themselves to more practical methods. Other complementary subjects In order to improve your basic skills and prepare yourself for progression onto a higher level programme, you will study Literacy and Numeracy or English Language Maths GCSE, alongside Health and Social Care. What you can do after this course Most students use the Level 1 course as a base for further study or progression onto a Level 2 programme in Health and Social Care or an NVQ Level 2 in Caring or Child Care and Education. What the students say Health and Social Care Level 1 is a really good course. It has helped me out in what I want to do. Melissa, Care Cadets It is a great course, you build friendships with like minded people and it boosts your confidence. Rachael, Level 2 Health and Social Care Other useful information Results are above the national average. You may be required to pass a police check in order to work with vulnerable people in the community.

Health and Social Care (Level 1) HEALTH and SOCIAL CARE Level 1 National (OCR) Campus: Cheadle and Marple (02.12.08) Course outline This is an excellent course to study if you enjoy working with people. It is a full-time course that covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of Health, Social Care and Early Years Services. You will learn about working as a team in Health and Social Care...

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