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Health & Social Care First Certificate

This Level 2 course is equivalent to two GCSEs.

The course is designed for you if you have an interest in health and social care and wish to develop skills and learn the theory that can prepare you for further study and employment within the sector.

There are four units. One is externally assessed and three are internally assessed. The units are:

• Human Lifespan Development

• Care Values

• Social Influences

• Effective Communication in Care

What can you do after the course?

This First Certificate is a good foundation for the subject at Level 3 and beyond.

Some students successfully gain places on applied health and social care courses such as NVQ care. Others enter the health and social care workforce, having gained valuable insight and understanding of the industry.