Health & Social Care Level 1 Introductory Diploma

Level 1 Diploma
Course Overview

If you want to learn how to support and care for people with a wide range of social, emotional and physical support needs, this course introduces you to the basics of social care.

Learning how to communicate effectively with adults and children, building confidence and improving social skills are all covered on this course.

By completing a range of practical assignments, creative activities, observations and practice you will gain essential skills in equality and diversity, ready for working in a health or social care setting.

Further Details

Course Location

Stockport College


College 16-18

Course Duration

Full-Time - 1 Year


Health & Social Care

4 GCSEs at grade 2 – 3 including English and Maths.

This qualification is suitable if you are working or wish to work, in the health and social care and early years and childcare sectors.

The course is aimed at anyone who wishes to develop an understanding of these settings before deciding whether working in the sector is the right career pathway.

Creative and leisure activities for children and adults
Health & social care needs
Personal care in health & social care
Learning experience for children and young people
Promoting healthy eating in care
Job opportunities in health & social care
Communication with adults and children in health and social care
Job opportunities in health and social care
Role of the carer at meal times
Working in a team

After successful completion of this course, some Alumnui have gone onto study:

Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care
Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years, Education and Care

During this course you will be assessed via a portfolio of evidence and assignments.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

19+ learners, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

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