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Level 1 Diploma in Health & Social Care

Level 1 Diploma in Health & Social Care

Level 1 Diploma in Health & Social Care

This is a beginners course, introducing you to a career in health and social care. This study programme includes Functional skills/GCSE English and maths, and a placement.

You will be studying:

  • Being Organised
  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan
  • Working with Others
  • Researching a Topic

and 6 from the following:

  • Finding Out About Health and Social Care Services
  • Communication Skills for Health and Social Care
  • Making Healthy Snacks when Caring for People
  • Advising Others about Healthy Lifestyles
  • Providing a Creative Activity when Caring for People
  • Supporting Others to Use Adapted Equipment Safely
  • Measuring Older Adults’ Fitness Levels for Everyday Tasks
  • Visiting a Health or Social Care Setting

The units you study will be internally assessed and all learners will have a one week placement over the year.  On successful completion of this course if you have a with a merit profile you can progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care, or seek employment in a variety of care settings.


Three GCSEs grade 3 – 1 (D – G), or equivalent related qualification.

Course may be free for 16-18yrs; for 19-23yrs, course is free if you have not achieved a full Level 2 qualification.

For all other students fees apply:
1st year course fee is £1113; exam fee is £99.

Loans & assistance are available from Student Services.

Course Summary

Length of study:
35 weeks


Term dates

Study campus:

Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 1

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

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