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L1 Health, Care and Early Years

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    Ideal if: You want to improve your options for the future and need to improve your qualifications before you progress onto your chosen subject.

    You’ll learn: The course allows you to specialise in the basic knowledge and skills to progress on to higher level studies in Health and Social Care or Early Years.

    Expect: to work on your maths and English functional skills.

    You’ll love: work-related activities where you will engage with employers and the local community.

    For many reasons, you may not have got the qualifications you wanted at school, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on coming to college or finding a great job! So if you’re not sure on your next steps, but know you want to improve your prospects, take your first steps into further education and keep your options open.

    Our First Steps courses offer you flexibility and freedom while introducing you to further study and the world of work. You’ll get plenty of opportunities through work experience to gain the skills that employers are looking for, whilst in college you’ll also learn about your chosen industry and the next steps needed to progress further at GC.

    Develop your confidence, English and maths skills, and you’ll have the chance to move on to the next level of study.

    You’ll learn functional skills qualifications in English and maths at Entry Level, Level 1 and/or Level 2, plus additional vocational qualifications.

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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Please contact Student Services on 0345 155 2020 for pricing information.


Why Gloucestershire College?

We guide any ambitious and motivated person on their journey through education and their career, by providing the right environment that encourages and nurtures individual talents.

Our industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching team provide our students with the skills businesses truly need.

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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.