Level 1 Certificate/ Diploma in Health and Social Care

This course is a great introduction to health and social care, especially if you haven't had the opportunity to explore this in school.

You will learn everything from drug awareness, healthy living and safeguarding to human growth and development, mental health and principles of care.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following:

  • Roles within Health and Social Care
  • Principles and Values in Health and Social Care
  • Safeguarding
  • Communication
  • Health and Safety
  • Healthy Living
  • Understanding diversity within society
  • Introduction to learning disabilities

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through written assessments, practical observations, witness statements, powerpoints and work booklets.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have a GCSE at grade 2 (equivalent to grade E) in English or maths.

Achieving a good standard of English and maths is a key requirement for many jobs, as well as for courses you may wish to progress on to. If you achieve below a grade 4 in your English and/or maths GCSEs at school, you will study it alongside your chosen course when you join us.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2020), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated Financial Support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have completed this course, you will have the opportunity to progress on to the next stage of your learning with the level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care, developing more in-depth knowledge and valuable work experience.

Ref: Clare Webster


Health and Social Care
Distance Learning

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