Introductory Diploma in Health, Social Care and Children/Young People’s Settings // Level 1

The course for you if ...

You’re considering a career in the Health and Social Care or Child Care sectors.

This course will give you the opportunity to enhance your people skills, particularly in the development of young people and playing a part in shaping their futures.

You will develop key knowledge and awareness of the various industries across Health and Social Care or Child Care and Education sectors. You will learn about the roles played by industry workers – from principles and values through to health and safety and working with others.

You will also have the option to take units in more specialised areas such as learning disability, sensory loss or mental health.

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 3 GCSEs at Grade G or above; or at least a pass at BTEC Entry or Certificate; or progression from a relevant entry-level qualification; or equivalent. You will need to attend an interview with a course tutor and get a satisfactory reference from a previous course, school or employer.


You will be assessed by your tutor using a range of methods, which could include: assignments, design of charts or leaflets, interactive elements using iPads, coursework or one-to-one discussions.

Progression & Careers

You may be able to progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care or CACHE Level 2 certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education & Care. As you progress with the next level of study, you will develop many useful skills for employment in the Health, Social Care or Child Care sectors.

Course detail
Start September
Level Level 1
Attendance Full-time
Duration One year
Campus Coast Road Campus