West Thames College London

Foundation Health and Social Care with Childcare - Level 1

This Foundation Learning course is designed to give you a solid grounding in health and social care in order to progress to Level 2. You will learn about job opportunities in health and social care, personal care, managing your health at work, promoting healthy eating, the physical care of children aged 0-3, children's learning, self-assessment and positive attitudes.

Key course features


Pearson BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF)

Level: Level 1

Mode: Full-time

Start Date: 04 September 2017

Who is this course for?

Young people aged 16-18 with few qualifications.

About the course

You will study:

Health and social care units:

  • Personal care in health and social care
  • Job opportunities in health and social care
  • Promoting healthy eating in care
  • Leisure and creative activities for adults in care.

Childcare units:

  • Creative activities for young children
  • Planning for physical and emotional care needs of children
  • Encouraging children to eat healthily
  • Valuing children as individuals.

The units are delivered in a variety of ways which are both fun and interesting. As part of the course you will also be working towards functional skills in both English and maths.

Additional opportunities

You will take part in practical activities such as making snacks and physical activities, go on visits to places of interest and benefit from guest speakers.

How will I be assessed?

Throughout the year you will be given written assignments for each unit and a placement report on completion of your work placement. The written assignments vary and may include posters, leaflets or essays.

Where next?

If you successfully complete all the modules and receive a good reference from your teachers, you can go on to Level 2 Childcare Apprenticeship or Level 2 Health and Social Care Diploma or an apprenticeship in the industry.

Entry requirements

None, but you will have an assessment and interview. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email info@west-thames.ac.uk.

This course is free for students under 19 years, however you will need to pay for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before you start the course.

Please see our Fees and Concessions page or call 020 8326 2015 for further details.

How to apply?
Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.


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