Level 1 Health & Social Care Course in Longton | Nacro Education

Health and Social Care Level 1

Course code: C003638

Course overview

If you would like to care for people, then a job in health or social care can be very rewarding. At Nacro Education you can choose to learn about the industry as a whole, or specialise in areas like caring for the elderly, people with disabilities or people with learning disabilities.

You don’t need any qualifications to apply.

What will I learn?

You will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills required for employment and career/progression within the health and social care sector. You will learn about topics such as safeguarding, communication, dementia and caring for young people. It will also provide you with the opportunity to develop transferable skills.


Some of the modules you will study are:

• Understand the range of service provision and roles within health and social care, early years and childcare
• Understand the principles and values in health and social care, early years and childcare
• Introduction to communication in health and social care
• Introductory awareness of health and safety in health, social care and children's and young people's settings


You will be required to complete a range of written assignments including booklets and posters. You will also be required to demonstrate some skills whilst being observed by your tutor.

Work experience

You will do at least two weeks of work experience to support your studies, gain experience and potentially develop contacts with future employers. Our team will help you secure a work placement and will provide you with everything required for you to attend your placement.

Enrichment opportunities

There are a variety of enrichment opportunities on offer throughout the year, including trips and external visits.

Career and progression

Upon completion of your Level 1 you will be able to progress onto a Level 2 Health and Social Care qualification or further study.

What makes our Get Set! courses different?

Each Get Set! course at Nacro Longton Education Centre is designed to accelerate your learning and enable you to identify and make progress towards your aspirations. We combine vocational learning with essential English and mathematics qualifications, enriching experiences and workplace encounters to equip you for career success.

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Our Health and Social Care Level 1 course at Longton has been crafted to enable you to:

  • Develop industry-specific skills through hands on vocational training.
  • Improve your English, maths, and digital literacy to strengthen your foundations for work and life*.
  • Participate in a range of work experience and employment opportunities to gain insight and additional knowledge.
  • Gain vital skills for the workplace including communication, problem solving, teamworking, interview practice and CV writing.
  • Participate in a range of activities, opportunities, team collaboration challenges and educational site visits that enable personal development through real experiences.

*GCSE/Functional Skills English and maths are only required if you haven’t already gained a level 4 or above.

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