Health and Social Care SWAP

Prepare yourself for a rewarding career in one of the UK’s fastest growing sectors. On this exclusive sector-based work academy program (SWAP), you can earn an accredited Level 1 qualification and a guaranteed job interview!

About the course

Course starting dates June 17th, July 1st, July 15th
Course length This is a mostly part-time four week course, held Mondays to Fridays.
Lesson times The first two weeks will be held 9:30am – 2:30pm. The second two weeks will be held 9:30am – 1:30pm (However, the Wednesday sessions of weeks 3 and 4 will be 9:30 – 4:30pm)
Qualification Level 1 certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings (QCF), awarded by NCFE

Do you want to enjoy a rewarding and dynamic career in one of the UK’s fastest growing sectors? Fast-track yourself into a career in health and social care with our Health and Social Care SWAP.

Completing this fully accredited course will give you the knowledge and practical skills to work in a care home, domiciliary care, community support or a childcare setting. You will also earn a Level 1 qualification and a guaranteed job interview with one of our partner employers.

This qualification could lead to the following jobs:

  • Care assistants
  • Mental health support workers
  • Health care support
  • Early years worker
  • …and more!


Partner Employers:


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You’ll hear directly from our partners about exclusive opportunities – with guaranteed interviews for all course graduates! Plus, our specialist employment team is here to help you all the way through the job application process.


Course Content

  • Understand the principles and values in providing health and social care for adults, children, young people, and in early years and child care
  • Learn the range of service provisions and job roles within the health and social care sector
  • Learn ways to respect and value individuals who access services in health and social care
  • Understand the role of protection and safeguarding in health and social care
  • Develop sector-specific communication skills, learning different methods of communication and how to communicate with individuals
  • Develop awareness of equality and inclusion in health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings
  • Develop awareness of health and safety in health, social care, and children’s and young people’s settings – including risk assessment and infection prevention
  • Learn about person-centred support in health, social care, and children’s and young people’s settings
  • Understand the importance of healthy eating and drinking for adults
  • Learn about the main stages of human growth and development, the factors that affect development, and how to support development in children and young people

Next Steps

Simply complete the short form on the right. You'll then immediately be able to complete your Fast-Track online registration.

This registration process will confirm your eligibility to have your qualification 100% government funded.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our Home Learning courses take place from the comfort of your home! You'll join a virtual classroom on Zoom.
You will need a Laptop/Home PC with internet access. You cannot participate using a phone.
All our courses are free for those who are unemployed, subject to eligibility.
No, you don’t need to attend our training center for any of our online courses.
You can enroll on one course at a time, but you can do as many as you like to achieve your career goals. We are happy to give you information, advice and guidance on any courses you wish to complete.
Yes, there are further courses that will become available in due course, we will be keeping our website updated regularly, but if you would like to be notified please email us at
Of course. All our courses are accredited courses and you will receive a nationally recognised certification on achievement. You will receive a digital version of your certificate, inline with our commitment to sustainability.
The Awarding Bodies takes between 8 -12 weeks to process certificates. For all queries regarding certification please email us on When contacting us please include the following information: • Full Name • Title of the qualification • Contact details and address.

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