Course Overview

This is a popular, practical, work-related course where you will learn by completing projects and assignments as well as undertaking a work placement experience one day per week. Placements can be anywhere in the Bradford district and you will have to be prepared to travel to experience a range of health care settings.

On successful completion of the course you may be eligible to progress onto the Level 2 Extended Diploma or Level 3 Technical Diploma in Health and Social Care dependent upon GCSE qualifications.


Course Structure

The course incorporates:

Mathematics, English, Health, Safety and Well-being and a work placement.

You will study a variety of Units to prepare you for working in the adult social care sector.

These could include:

  • Equality and Inclusion
  • Safeguarding
  • The Role of the Health and Social Care Worker
  • Person-centred Approaches
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Supporting People to Eat and Drink.


Entry Requirements

You should be at least 16 years old.

You should have GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade D/3 or above including English Language and Mathematics and one other subject. 

A satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and interview are required.


English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

How Will I Learn?

  • Lectures and Workshops
  • Placement experience
  • Discussions and group work
  • Research projects
  • Class activities.

You will create a portfolio of evidence based on knowledge and skills gained from assignments and observations from a work placement.

Skills You Will Develop

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Time management
  • Organisational skills
  • Working as part of a group
  • Problem solving
  • Working to deadlines.


During your course, you should successfully complete a period of work experience. This should be integrated into your work on the programme. During your placements, you will be visited by our Placement Visiting Tutor.

Our teaching staff have valuable experience working in the field of Health & Care.

Expect Also To

  • Use specialist terms
  • Work in a group
  • Deal with the public
  • Translate verbal or written instructions into action
  • Read statistics (including graphs and tables), journals, reports and trade literature
  • Use academic language.

How You Will Be Assessed

Each Unit is assessed through a unit assignment or placement observation. Tasks within these assignments vary and you will be assessed using methods such as: written work, posters, verbal questioning and role play.

Things You May Need

  • Pens and paper
  • Lever arch file
  • Memory sticks.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088349.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.
Email: [email protected].