Certificate in Health & Social Care

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care

What will you be working towards?

Code 5
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


What will my study programme include?

Vocational lessons – both practical and theoretical 

English & Maths GCSE* (* if you haven’t achieved grade 4)

Industry Visits

Work Experience



Guest Speakers

Financial Support

The course is free to 16-19 year old learners. A bursary to assist with travel and day to day costs may be awarded dependent on circumstances.


What units will I take in Certificate?

Equality, Diversity & Rights in Health & Social Care – Developing real-life definitions and understanding laws & legislation which relate to Diversity, Equality & Inclusion 

Human Growth & Development – Gaining an understanding of the life stages, researching significant life events, and understanding the nature vs. nurture debate

Safeguarding & protection in Health & Social Care – Studying laws & legislation relating to safeguarding. Researching types of abuse, and where to go for advice and help with such matters

Health & Safety – Taking part in risk assessments and case studies, researching Health and Safety Training: PPE, hand hygiene and employer & employee responsibilities

Person-Centred Support – Explore the needs, wishes and preferences of the individual and recognising the importance of person-centred support

Optional Units including: Introduction to Autistic Spectrum Condition; Introduction to Dementia; Introduction to Children & Young People’s Development


Entry requirements

You must be a minimum of 16 years old

There are no formal entry requirements, but you need to show that you have an interest in working in health and social care

You will have the opportunity to work towards progressing to gain further qualifications in English and maths

Your next steps...

Healthcare support worker in residential settings

Healthcare assistant in community, primary care and acute health environments

Care support worker in domiciliary services, supported living or day services

Community-based support worker


Further higher levels of training, including a degree after level 3