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Health and Social Care Diploma, Level 1

  • 1

    Level 1

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2023

  • Venue
    Paston College

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2023, 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
  • Communication
  • 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.

Entry Requirements

3 GCSE's at grade 2 including English language 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 level 2 study within Health and Social Care

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 fees may be payable.

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