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Introduction to Health & Social Care: Level 1 Award (Distance Learning)

Course information

Course Summary

This qualification provides pathways into the sector for anyone considering a career in health and/or social care. It will provide an opportunity for learners to develop knowledge about the wider health and social care sector before they decide whether working in the sector is for them and gain information to make decisions about career progression.

Course Code:N3TRG
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Award:Introduction to Health and Social Care Level 1 Award
Awarded by:Ascentis Award
Course Detail

The Level 1 Award in Introduction to Health & Social Care aims to develop learners’ knowledge and awareness of health, social care It is also an aim to develop an understanding of the similarities and differences between these settings.

The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:

  • Understand the range of service provision and roles within health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
  • Understand the principles and values in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare.
  • Introduction to communication in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
  • Introductory awareness of person-centred support in health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings

Candidates work through the course materials for the programme through distance learning, therefore, there is no need to attend the college to gain the qualification. The course is delivered using different methods to meet the objectives.

Course Fees

Free if you meet the eligibility criteria (click here for details) and if you complete the course (click here for details of our terms and conditions)

Entry Requirements

You do not need to have any formal qualifications in order to follow this course, but you will need to demonstrate commitment and motivation to work through the specially prepared distance-learning materials.

Your Next Steps

The qualification aims to provide a sound preparation for further study and access to a range of vocational qualifications, including level 2 in Diploma in Care, Caring for Children & Young People, level 3 in Health & Social Care

Other Information


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Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

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Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS.

Last updated - 04/11/2021