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Health Social Care L1

Health and Social Care Diploma, Level 1

  • 1

    Level 1

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2021

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2021, Full Time


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:
Being organised
Personal progression route
Working with others
Researching a topic
Finding out about H&SC services
H Making healthy snacks
Advising others on healthy lifestyle
Creative activities
Visiting a H&SC 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?

Industry standard facilities

At our college you will have access to industry-standard facilities and get to use top of the range equipment. On our campus you’ll find media suites, TV studios, design labs, workshops, hair & beauty salons, working kitchens and a live theatre.

Gain real experiences of work

All of our courses will provide you with outstanding experiences of work and prepare you for your future career. You will work with real employers and customers and build connections.

A unique student experience

This is what really sets us apart. At our college you will experience the freedom to be yourself. Being part of an active Students’ Union, having opportunities to travel and enjoying live entertainment are just a few of the amazing opportunities available to you.

Entry Requirements

3 GCSE's at grade E / 2 including English and Maths. Applicants should also be able to 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.

Learning Outcomes

You will be graded at pass, merit or distinction for each unit which has their own individual learning outcomes. You need to pass all 10 units to successfully achieve this qualification.


This programme will give students the basic 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 the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care or Level 2 Technical Certificate in working with early years & primary settings.
NB If you want to progress onto Level 2 Technical certificate in working with children in early years & primary settings you will need English and Maths at Level 2 or GCSE grades C/4 or above

Career Progression

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 please contact the Advice Shop.

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