NCFE Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Health & Social Care

NCFE Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Health & Social Care

The Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Health & Social Care is a vocational qualification providing a basic awareness for learners who want to work in this sector.

It is ideal for school leavers who are eligible for employment and pre-apprenticeship programmes, adult returners or those undergoing a career change and who may want to understand more about working in health and social care.

It aims to introduce you to some basic concepts of caring for adults which are essential within this sector, including the knowledge around the following areas:

  • The adult social care sector
  • Values and principles
  • Skills and attitudes
  • Communication
  • Role of the adult social care worker
  • First aid
  • Manual handling

Learners will have the opportunity to gain an understanding in the above areas which will be recalled by way of discussions, Q&A, quizzes and worksheets.

On completion, you could progress on to the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care or the Adult care worker standards/apprenticeship. The award is designed to act as a stepping stone towards the Care Certificate, so employers should find that recruits who’ve achieved the Level 1 Award are better prepared at the start of their induction and so able to complete their induction faster, and with less resource-intensive support.



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Entry Requirements

Entry Level 3 Maths and Level 1 English is preferred but individual circumstances will be considered.


NCFE Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Health & Social Care.

Who is this course for?

Unemployed individuals considering a career in the Health and Social Care industry.
Individuals who are new to the Care industry including care homes, Hospices and Hospitals.
This programme is suitable for those who wish to become a healthcare assistant in residential care homes and hospitals, and domiciliary care assistants.
The course can help to provide a practical solution for those who wish to work in the Care field which is currently a growing sector.

Course Benefits

  • Confidence building
  • Positive work environment
  • Reduce the volume of workplace accidents
  • Team Building
  • Career pathway development
  • Social skills


If you are interested in applying, please complete the following quick form and we will be in contact to support you with your application. You will receive useful information about whether you are eligible for government funding, course fees, start dates and much more.

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    Start Dates

    We have a variety of start dates every month


    3 days per week. 9.30 am -3.00 pm with half an hour lunch break.


    Fully-funded subject to eligibility criteria.

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