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Exploring the Caring Sectors

  • Students

    Ideal if: you have a caring nature and would like to explore careers in the sector, and want to develop the skills needed to progress on to a Level 2 qualification.

    You’ll learn: English and maths skills, alongside creative activities with children and young people; how children develop; communications skills in a health care setting; and healthy eating.

    Expect: to work with other students to complete a project and demonstrate your learning and confidence. Alongside a focus on English and maths.

    You’ll love: lots of practical activities within the class and work experience opportunities in care settings, such as nurseries and residential care and day centres.

    This course gives you the opportunity to develop a basic understanding of the skills required to work in health and social care/early years settings and the needs of those you’ll be working with. You will study: • Rights and Responsibilities at work • Health and Social Care needs • Early Years needs • Creative activities • Personal care • Healthy Eating

    We have a 100% success rate on our level 1 programme. Many of our level 1 students progress onto a level 2 programme with us in the following academic year. A recent Ofsted inspection found that "learners like coming to college and value their learning and development, with many already considering themselves as part of the sector workforce."

    This qualification is designed to introduce learners to the care needs of children and adults. In addition to this course you may be given the opportunity to study for a number of additional qualifications including Functional Skills You will be assessed through your coursework. You will be advised on a text book to purchase and you are expected to pay for educational visits that will take place during the course.


At Gloucestershire College we want students to develop their English and maths skills so that they achieve their learning goals and future career aims. For this reason all full-time students who have not achieved grade A* to C English language or maths GCSE will study these subjects as part of their course.

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Course Variant

Health, Social Care and Early Years

Level 1

Campus

Gloucester

Start Date

2 September 2020

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What You Will Pay

British and European Union students

Age: 16-18

You will pay £0 for your course

Your course could be free of charge as you may be eligible for financial support to help pay your tuition fees, travel, exams, materials or childcare.

When you enrol you’ll need to pay any course fees for the first year, which you can do by direct debit, cash, debit card or credit card.

Please contact us for more information.

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British and European Union students

Age: 19+

You will pay £1,777 for your course

This includes the following fees:

Exam: £97

Your course could be free of charge as you may be eligible for financial support to help pay your tuition fees, travel, exams, materials or childcare.

When you enrol you’ll need to pay any course fees for the first year, which you can do by direct debit, cash, debit card or credit card.

Please contact us for more information.

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If you would like to apply for this course, please add it to your shortlist. You may then add further courses to your shortlist or continue to complete your application.


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Overseas students

Please contact us to discuss your fees for this course

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Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

We are here to help

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great Learning Mentor scheme.

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