B – ESOL and Health and Social Care Certificate level 1 – C1628

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Course Overview

This course is for adults living, working or studying in Britain who do not have English as a first language and are interested in a career in the care vocational area. The course will help you develop your English language skills and also gain a Level 1 Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young Peoples Settings qualification. The course will help you learn English speaking, listening, reading, writing, maths and ICT, whilst learning how to care and work with children, vulnerable adults, and elderly people. This course is available at various venues across the city and at various times of the week.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

The course offers the opportunity to learn English whilst studying for a vocational qualification. You will attend English classes to achieve national ESOL standards in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. You will also learn Maths, ICT, Citizenship, Employability and Care knowledge to learn skills for being employed in the Care vocational area. You will learn about babies, children, teenagers, adults, and elderly people. How they develop, their needs, how to communicate with and support them, health and safety, safeguarding roles and responsibilities, and skills needed to be employed in the Care vocational area. You will be expected to complete assignments to demonstrate the knowledge you have learnt on the Health and Social Care topics to achieve the Care qualification. There is also an opportunity to undertake a Care placement.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for this course are English at entry level 3. A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be completed at the beginning of the course, please see additional cost if extra charge is applied to you.

How you will be assessed

Initial Assessment of your English Language level will take place when you join the course. To achieve the care qualification you will need to do assignments that meet the required criteria for the qualification. These will be assessed by your teacher.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (16-18): £0.00

Tuition Fees (19+): £0.00

Additional Costs

Leicester College offers free tuition and exam fees for full-time courses if you are a home student, aged between 16 and 18 on 31 August 2020 and meet the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and Education Funding Agency (EFA) eligibility rules. A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be completed at the beginning of the course, the cost of £40 will be payable by students who are 19+ at the time of enrolment.


If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

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Course and Career progression

Progression is possible to a higher level English course and/or to a Level 2 Childcare or Health and Social Care qualification the following year. The course also gives you the opportunity to progress to employment in Childcare or Health and Social Care. working with children, vulnerable adults or elderly people.

What Happens Next

Apply online via the College website, or if your school uses the Positive Steps @16 (PS16) application system please apply through this and speak to your careers advisor if you are unsure. You will need details of your qualifications and employment history, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you. 

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