Health and Care Courses
Start Date
Full Time
Start Date
Full Time

This Foundation Learning course is designed to give you a solid grounding in health and social care in order to progress to Level 2. You will learn about job opportunities in health and social care, personal care, managing your health at work, promoting healthy eating, the physical care of children aged 0-3, children's learning, self-assessment and positive attitudes.

  • About the Course

    You will study:

    Health and social care units:

    • Personal care in health and social care
    • Job opportunities in health and social care
    • Promoting healthy eating in care
    • Leisure and creative activities for adults in care.

    Childcare units:

    • Creative activities for young children
    • Planning for physical and emotional care needs of children
    • Encouraging children to eat healthily
    • Valuing children as individuals.

    The units are delivered in a variety of ways which are both fun and interesting. As part of the course you will also be working towards functional skills in both English and maths.

  • Entry Requirements

    None, but you will have an assessment and interview. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Progression

    If you successfully complete all the modules and receive a good reference from your teachers, you can go on to Level 2 Childcare Apprenticeship or Level 2 Health and Social Care Diploma or an apprenticeship in the industry.

  • Assessment Method

    Throughout the year you will be given written assignments for each unit and a placement report on completion of your work placement. The written assignments vary and may include posters, leaflets or essays.

How to Apply

Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.

Course Info

Courses for 16-18 years

Full Time

Level 1

Location Isleworth

Start Date 01/09/2021

Pearson BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF)


Sharon Acquaye
CQTM Health and Social Care

Sharon has been a registered nurse since 1989 and is responsible for ensuring the courses and apprenticeships in Health and Social Care meet employer needs.

Sharon Acquaye
West Thames College

One of the top 3 Colleges in London *

* Based on overall performance for students aged 16-18 across all levels in 2018-19

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