Is this course right for me?

Would you like a career in health and social care? Could you benefit from a practical introductory course?

This course helps you to develop knowledge and skills for numerous careers in the care sector.

The course is a practical and hands-on programme, taught in the context of real job roles and situations and will prepare you for the next step in your career, either at college or in the workplace.

Entry requirements:

  • A real interest and commitment to the subject and attendance at an interview


The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Lectures
  • Discussions
  • Case studies
  • Outside visits
  • Interactive learning
  • Self study
  • Group work
  • Virtual Learning Environment

You will be allocated a personal tutor who will support you throughout your time in college.


The programme will be assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Coursework
  • Group assignments
  • Student profile
  • Presentations
  • Role play
  • Observation


This course helps you to develop knowledge and skills for progression onto a Level 2 Health and Social Care or Childcare course, or an Apprenticeship.

You may also consider work, depending on the opportunities available. This could be paid or voluntary.

Additional campus/course information:

  • Rhyl

    UNITS INCLUDE (these may vary across sites):

    To support you along the way:

    • Being organised
    • Developing a personal progression plan
    • Working with others
    • Researching a topic

    Health and Social Care/Childcare

    • Planning a safe childcare environment
    • Supporting children's learning through everyday experiences Communication skills for Health and Social Care
    • Welsh Language in nurseries for Early Years Practitioners (greetings, needs, numbers, colours, expression of intent, days of the week)
    • Care Options
    • An introduction to Health
    • Play and child development
    • Awareness of Safeguarding in Health and Social Care (Adults, Children and Young People), Early Years and Childcare

    Additional units to develop you further:

    • Contribute to running an event
    • Getting people active
    • Keeping active and healthy
    • Understanding cyberbullying
    • Health and Safety