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Health & Social Care

This course leads to a Pearson BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Health and Social Care with the opportunity to develop your English and maths skills at the same time.On successful completion of this course you will achieve:? L1 introductory diploma in health and social care? English (dependent on prior qualification)? Maths (dependent on prior qualification)You will also go on a work placement which is a compulsory element of the study programme.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    At least four GCSEs at grade 2-1 including English and maths - E3 Functional Skills in English and Maths - Successful initial assessment - Entry 3 Health and Social Care qualification

    Assessment Method

    All units are internally assessed and subject to external standards verification. Units are assessed using a grading scale of Distinction Merit Pass and Unclassified.

    Aims of the course

    To enable you to achieve a Level 1 qualification which will prepare you for further study - To help you develop useful transferable and sector-related skills.

    Progression Opportunities

    Opportunity to progress onto Health and Social care Level 2 or childcare level 2 courses.


    Classroom lessons based on practical learning.

    Career Options

    The course prepares you for roles such as healthcare assistant or social worker assistant.

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 35 weeks
Start Date 02/09/2024
End Date 20/06/2025
Course Code 3HCAO9S0


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16-18 Free
19-24 £ 994
24+ Please Enquire
International £9,000
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