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Health and Social Care Diploma, Level 1

  • 1

    Level 1

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2021

  • Venue
    Paston College

  • 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
  • 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.

Why Our College?

Excellent progression

100% of our students progress to universitym employment, apprenticeships, or gap years

Developed with employers

Our career focused courses have been developed with employers, to ensure you'll be equipped with the skills needed for the modern workplace

Learning opportunities

To enhance your studies, we offer a variety of opportunities for you to meet new people, and enhance your UCAS personal statement or CV by getting involved in something rewarding

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 years and over please contact the Advice Shop. Please check our Finance pages for information on loans, bursaries, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively please contact the Advice Shop.