BTEC Diploma Vocational Studies - Childcare and Health and Social Care Level 1
Health, Care and Early Years
Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
31 August 2021
There are no formal requirements. However, an interest in learning about the different vocational areas is necessary.
In a nutshell
This course will provide you with a range of progression opportunities, including further learning at the college on one of our next level courses, an apprenticeship or employment.
This course is for you if...
... You are unsure what you want to do
... You want to develop wider learning skills
... You want a taste of several vocational areas
What will I be doing?
You'll get the opportunity to try more than one vocational area and gain an insight into college life. You'll develop practical, transferable skills and complete tasks that focus on demonstrating what you can do and have learned.
The core units are the same across all our Vocational Studies courses, which will help you develop your skills within your chosen vocational area. If you need to change to a different course, you can transfer the units studied on this course to your next one, if needed.
The core units you’ll follow include units such as being organised, developing a progression plan, working with others and researching a topic.
The Childcare and Health and Social Care units may include:
- Providing an Activity to Support a Child's Emotional and Social Needs
- Planning a Safe Childcare Environment
- Providing a Child 's Creative Activity
- Supporting Child 's Learning through Everyday Experience
- Assisting in a sports activity
- Getting people active
- Keeping active and healthy
- Communication Skills for Health and Social Care
- Making Healthy Snacks When Caring For People
- Advising others About Healthy Lifestyles
- Measuring Older Adults ' Fitness Levels for Everyday tasks
You’ll be assessed through assignments, tasks and practical assessments. On completion you’ll achieve:
What is expected of me?
There are no formal requirements, but an interest in learning about the different vocational areas is necessary.
You’ll need to be motivated, hardworking and willing to try new things in the vocational areas. There’ll be an expectation that you practise skills and techniques in realistic work environments within college, allowing you to build on your employability skills. Attendance and punctuality for all sessions is a compulsory requirement of this course.
What comes next?
You could continue your studies at Level 2 in a vocational area of your choice, progress onto an apprenticeship or get a job in your chosen field.
You’ll be expected to purchase kit to ensure your safety when undertaking the practical elements. (Please note: this is not the case for Newport Care). Additional costs could occur during the year for educational visits.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team
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