Health, Social Care and Childcare Level 1

Key Details

  • Available at
    Llangefni, Rhyl, Rhos-on-Sea
  • Level
  • Study Mode
  • Programme Area
    Health, Social Care and Childcare
  • Course Length

    34 weeks (18 hours a week)

  • Course Type
    Full-Time (Further Education)
  • Bilingual

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

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.

The health, social and childcare sector is about putting others before ourselves, therefore your interview will help us decide if you are suitable to engage with the more vulnerable members of society. In your interview, we will discuss the importance of suitable work experience in the sector. Work experience must be completed successfully to finish the course. The interview will also give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course, life at college, or working in the heath, social, or childcare sectors.

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

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
  • You will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to study by achieving your GCSE target grades and completing year 11 with good attendance.
  • Successful completion of a Traineeship, Pre-vocational, Pathways or School Link Programme

Applicants already studying at the college will need an attendance of 86% on their current course.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to attend an interview to give you the opportunity to discuss the course.


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.

Would you like to apply for this course?