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Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF)

Entry Requirements:
•  An Entry Certificate Level 3 in a relevant qualification
•  Related interests and experiences
•  An appropriate standard of literacy and numeracy

Programme Outline:
Enrolling on the Level 1 in Health and Social Care programme gives you the opportunity to achieve a nationally-recognised Level 1 vocationally-specific qualification.

There are three pathways to the Level 1 in Health and Social Care dependent on entry qualifications and experiences:

Level 1 Award in Health and Social Care (QCF)
This is a 7-credit programme where you will be provided with an introduction to the skills, qualities and knowledge that may be required for employment in a Health and Social Care Sector.

Level 1 Certificate in Health and Social Care (QCF)
This is a 13-credit programme, which extends the work-related focus from the Level 1 Award (QCF) programme and covers some of the knowledge and practical skills required for employment in a Health & Social Care sector.

Level 1 Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF)
This is a 37-credit programme, which extends the work-related focus from the Level 1 Certificate (QCF). There is potential for the qualification to prepare you for employment in a particular vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a specific area of work.

Duration:
Start dates for these programmes are flexible, with completion usually achieved within two years.

Progression:
On successful completion of the Level 1 programme you might progress to the Level 2 in Health and Social Care. Alternatively you may want to seek employment in a caring sector or move on to a related vocational programme.

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