Health and Social Care Certificate

A qualification in health and social care prepares you to provide care in a variety of environments. The training is designed to help you to understand how to:

Deliver an excellent level of care,

Develop a clear understanding of your specific role and responsibilities,

Create a safe and healthy environment for yourself and those you care for.

This course will give you the opportunity to specialise in the care industry as you progress in your career.

Health and Social Care Certificate

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  • The Health and Social Care qualification will cover topics like:

    • the range of service provisions available
    • the principles and values of working in care
    • awareness of safeguarding, equality and inclusion
    • how to communicate effectively
    • health and safety and person centred support
    • introduction to dementia and learning

    Only selected centres offer this qualification, so you'll need to see whether it's available in your local area and contact your local centre to find out more.

    • Thanks to government funding your qualification could be free. We'll confirm this with you before you start.
    • Enrol and learn at one of our centres, where you'll get face to face support from our friendly staff.
    • Your tutor will be there to give you advice, and you'll have regular progress reviews to keep you on track.
    • When you've completed all your course, you'll either take a test or present your work as a portfolio of evidence. Your centre will explain this to you and in either case make sure you have lots of practice beforehand so you're totally prepared.
  • You'll be assessed on the tasks you do at work and create a portfolio of evidence to show what you've achieved. Your qualification will be awarded once that portfolio has been signed off by your tutor.