Introduction to health & social care

Do you want to start a career in adult social care in England? Our Level 1 Introduction to Health and Social Care course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to successfully start your journey working in health and social care.

A young carer starts her Introduction to health & social care course with her tutor
Course overview

At a glance




5 days



About the course

This qualification for those who are interested in working in adult social care in England. Our aim is to give you the opportunity to gain knowledge and a strong understanding of what is involved in working in adult social care.

We will help you to develop skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

This course, delivered over 5, 2 hour zoom calls, will see participants gaining a TQUK Level 1 Award in Preparation for Work in Adult Social Care (RQF) which is regulated by Ofqual.

Training is delivered online, to help people to study flexibly and in a way which works for them.

Is this course right for you?

If you want to care for others, help them live with dignity and respect, and have a positive impact on the lives of others, this course is a fantastic way to explore your interest.

You will learn the basics of adult social care and the core skills needed for a successful careers in health and social care. This course is for those who want to start a profession in health and social care.

Our flexible and blended approach to training means that activities can be scheduled around your needs.

Thanks to Realise, we can offer new caregivers a recognised qualification, which has provided us with some amazing new staff.

Michael, Recruitment and Training Manager, Home Instead

The course at Realise was great and gave me the skills and confidence to start my training. I am out working, and I love it

Naomi, Home Instead Liverpool

Realise epitomises what a positive partnership working can achieve. They are professional and supportive of myself and my staff.

Dr Louise May, Director and Owner of Kare Plus Wirral and Liverpool

Our new partnership with Realise has a positive impact at Future Living Care with our recruitment for carers, attracting people who really want a make a difference to people’s lives whilst gaining the knowledge and qualifications in Health & Social Care.

Maria Manning, Director at Future Living Care

What you’ll learn

You’ll develop a range of essential health and social care skills as well as behaviours that employers want and value in the sector so that you’re skilled and able to make a positive difference to the lives of others.

Key learning topics covered during the qualification include:

  • Introduction to adult social care
  • The values and principles of adult social care
  • Awareness of the skills and attitudes required for adult social care
  • Awareness of communication skills for adult social care
  • Awareness of roles and responsibilities in adult social care job roles

Need more information?

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How you’ll learn

Our sector expert staff will support you to achieve the qualification. We have highly skilled and knowledgeable staff with significant experience of working in the industry who will be able to share their experiences and support you.

We deliver the programme throughout the year providing you with the flexibility to start the apprenticeship when it meets your needs. All learning is either on a 1-2-1 basis or small group webinars so you have the best experience possible with sector experts.

Our delivery model includes:

  • Webinars
  • Offline exercises to complete
  • Regular remote one-to-one support
    from a dedicated trainer
  • Impartial Information, Advice & Guidance

Frequently asked questions

What is level 1 in health and social care?
The level 1 in health and social care is designed to be an introduction to the sector.
How to get into care work with no experience?
The level 1 introduction to care qualification is the ideal programme to get into the health and social care sector if you have no prior experience.
What job can you get with Level 1 Health and Social Care?
The level 1 health and social care course could lead to job roles such as, carer, care assistant, caregiver, domiciliary carer or health care assistant.
What does health and social care course cover?
The level 1 introduction to care qualification covers the basics of working within a caring environment.

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