Health and Social Care Diploma, Level 1
This nationally accredited qualification offers an ideal start for those wanting to work in the Health & Social Care sector. The course offers a comprehensive introduction to Health & Social Care, and covers the following topics:
Personal progression route
Working with others
Researching a topic
Finding out about H&SC services
Making healthy snacks
Advising others on healthy lifestyle
Creative activities when caring for someone
Supporting others to use adaptive equipment safely
Visiting a Health or Social Care setting
Students will also learn about the kinds of job opportunities available in the Health & Social Care and Child Care field. Depending on their progress, students' programme may include approximately 15 days of work experience.
Why Our College?
Experience the Working World
Through the college’s links to the industry, all health and social care students complete regular relevant industry work placements.
3 GCSEs at grade 2 or above including English Language and Maths.
Candidates should demonstrate commitment, motivation and an enthusiasm for working within the Health & Social Care sector. A successful completion of Disclosure Baring Service (DBS) check (which does involve a fee). Candidates are invited to attend an informal interview and provide a reference.
You will be graded at pass, merit or distinction for each unit which have their own individual learning outcomes. You need to pass all 10 units to successfully achieve this qualification.
This programme will give students the knowledge and understanding of the key areas in Health & Social Care. It can also help you to develop transferable skills which can be used later in all forms of employment.
The course will be internally assessed by a range of methods. This could include tasks such as planners, posters, leaflets, presentations, practical or written assignments.
Successful completion of the programme could enable progression on to Level 2 study within Health and Social Care
This qualification supports learners in preparing for the next steps either in training or moving towards work.
If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over fees may be payable.