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Everyday English for Health and Social Care and Education Support 1

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Would you like to improve your current English skills or perhaps remember areas you may have forgotten? Do you work, or are you preparing to work, in the health and social care sector? This free course is an introduction to Level 1 Functional Skills in English with tips and techniques to help you communicate more effectively in everyday life.

The content of the course is linked to the health and social care sector so that you will be developing your English skills through activities and using resources that are more likely to be familiar.

Enrolling on this course will give you the opportunity to earn an Open University digital badge. The badge is a great way to demonstrate your interest in the subject. What you learn by completing the course will really help if you wish to enrol on a formal qualification.

Once you are signed in, you can manage your digital badges online from your OpenLearn Profile. In addition, you can download and print your OpenLearn Statement of participation – which also displays your badge.

Earn this free Open University digital badge if you complete this course! The badge can be displayed, shared and downloaded as a marker of your achievement. The badge is awarded for completing the course and passing the quizzes.

You can start this course right now without signing-up. Click on any of the course content sections below to start at any point in this course.
If you want to be able to track your progress, earn a free Statement of Participation, and access all course quizzes and activities, sign-up.

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