Pathway 1 – First steps to Health and Social Care – Deacon House

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This course will enable you to develop an understanding of the knowledge, skills and experience required to start your first steps to working in care.

Course Information

This course provides an understanding of the basic skills needed to care for
an elderly or disabled adults including healthy lifestyles and the importance of
dignity and respect.

The course is studied online or face to face.You will be supported online by
experienced tutors who will help to guide you through your learning programme.
Full training will be given to enable you to access the learning experiences
provided online.


Who is this course for?

Anyone who is considering a career working in care.

Units / Modules

You will study a range of different topics including:

  • The importance of dignity and respect
  • Professional communication
  • Safeguarding vulnerable adults
  • Care routines

Benefits / Skills

  • A foundation for progression onto further vocational study
  • Support from experienced tutors with industry experience
  • Develop wider skills in using technology through online learning activities
  • Gain confidence in your English and maths skills

Assessment Types

Continuous assessment which includes written tasks and activities, case studies and project work

Entry Requirements

Aged 19+ There are no formal entry or experience requirements, however you will need to be at Entry 3 for literacy.

Career Progression

Progression to Health and Social Care level 1.

Course Details


1 year

Study Type

Part time

Start Date


Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts


Part time available at a local centre


Understand the roles and responsibilities of a care assistant

Extra Curriculum

No experience required

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