Exploring Care Services Level 1 Diploma

30064W0 | Parson's Walk Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 05/09/2022
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

The NHS is one of the largest employers in the UK. With a diverse range of roles and skills shortages in the sector, there has never been a better time to start a career in health and social care. If you enjoy caring for people and you are looking for a varied job which makes a positive difference to peoples lives, a career in health and social care may be for you. We have solid reputation for progressing students into employment and on to university. Courses will develop your skills and knowledge to become a confident professional. This course enables you to develop the skills and knowledge needed when working in Health and Social Care settings. Your skills in communication, problem solving, team working and time management should improve as a result of studying this course.

What will I study?

This course consists of seven units including human growth and development, communication and healthy lifestyles. As part of your programme of study you will also study personal and social development units. It is anticipated that you will also develop your skills in literacy and numeracy as well as experience work related learning.

How long is the course?

Full time for one academic year

How will I be assessed?

By completing case studies, assignments and being involved in group activities throughout the year.

What qualifications do I need?

A minimum of 5 GCSE subjects graded 9-2 or equivalent.

What can I progress onto?

On successful completion of all part of the programme, you can progress onto a Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care. There are a variety of career prospects and Senior Radiographers can expect to earn over 40k a year. Salaries for paramedics and nurses range from 22 - 35k. With experience and seniority, they may rise to 69k. Other career opportunities include Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs work in operating theatres), Prosthetist, Patient Transport Service Call Handler, Learning Disability Nurse, Midwife, Children;s Nurse, Neonatal Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Optometrist.

Other Information

You will receive support from a competent, approachable team of staff, who are experienced in the Health or Social Care sector. You should develop the communication and supportive skills that are vital for working in this sector. There are a variety of pathways that you may choose from. If you are 16-18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more at www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk/free-bus-pass

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Free for eligible learners? Is Loan Available?
£497.00 Yes No

Exam Fee


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