Health, Social Care and Childcare Level 1

Key Details

  • Available at:
    Llangefni, Rhos-on-Sea, Rhyl
  • Course type:
    Full-Time (Further Education)
  • Study Mode:
  • Level:
  • Programme Area:
    Health, Social Care and Childcare
  • Course Length:

    1 Year

  • Bilingual:

    Available at Llangefni

Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop/chromebook to enable coursework to be completed digitally at home. There is a dedicated IT Digital Inclusion fund to support those learners who do not have a digital device and are unable to purchase one.

Course Description

Careers in the health, social and children’s development sector involve putting others before ourselves and using your skills to keep others safe and well.

The course will help you develop your understanding of the theoretical, legal, psychological, social and educational principles which underpin working effectively to care, support, empower and develop others.

The course helps you develop your communication skills and your understanding of working with diverse and often vulnerable individuals. The course will also develop the skills needed for successful study and progression to higher level qualifications.
During the programme you will also build your understanding of the range of careers in this sector.

Attending an Open Event with us gives you the opportunity to find out more about working in this sector and the range of careers this starting course can lead you to. You will be able to ask any questions you may have about the course, life at college, or working in health, social, or children’s development, care and education sectors.

UNITS INCLUDE (these may vary across sites):

Health and Social Care/Childcare:

To support you along the way, the units studied include being organised, developing a personal progression plan, working with others, researching a topic and a range from the following list:

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

You will be allocated a personal tutor to support you with your personal and academic progress throughout your time in college.

Please contact Learner Services to find out more.

Entry Criteria

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • English or First Language Welsh at grade E or above, plus F or higher in Mathematics (or ESW equivalents)

If you are not sure if you have the entry requirements profile, or have alternative qualifications that you think are equivalent, please contact learner services via the chat

function or directly, they will be able to discuss your profile and advise you of course options.


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

Your programme will include a combination of:

  • Essential Skills qualifications and/or
  • GCSE resits
Essential Skills

This may include a combination of Application of Number, Communication, Digital Literacy and Essential Employability Skills

GCSE resits

This may include GCSE Numeracy/Maths and/or Welsh/English Language.


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 Social Care or Childcare/Child Development course, or an Apprenticeship.

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

Would you like to apply for this course?