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Health & Social Care (Level 1 Diploma First Diploma)

Pearson BTEC
Care & Health

Course Overview

This course is equivalent to GCSEs and is designed as an introduction to the health and social care sector. External visits and visiting speakers will enable students to develop a deeper knowledge about this sector. Additional education in the area of visual awareness and sensory loss will be provided. Successful completion at the appropriate level enables students to apply for progression onto the Level 3 pathways such as Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care/Health Studies/Health Sciences.
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Important Message

Applications for Further Education courses 24/25 opening early 2024

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  • Course: Pearson BTEC Level 1 Diploma First Diploma Health and Social Care
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
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Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

4 GCSEs Grade D-G or above Students who do not hold Level 2 qualifications in Literacy and Numeracy will be required to complete these during this course.

ROI Requirements

4 OLCs Grade O6 or above Students who do not hold NI Level 2 qualifications in Literacy and Numeracy will be required to complete these during this course.

Work Placement

Work placement is not a component of this course.

Fee Information

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What's Next?

Further Study

Students who have successfully completed this qualification may be able to progress to Level 2 Traineeship Health and Social Care.

Career Prospects

You may be able to progress to Traineeship at Level 2 which will help you experience real work situations in Health and Social Care.


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    I studied Level 2 Maths and English and successfully passed both. It was a great course, and it was great working in a smaller group. I’ve made friends for life and I’m considering progressing to another part-time course with the College.
    Paul Cotton (Strabane)
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    In the future I would love to work as a TV or film stylist. My course is great, very hands on and the tutors really motivate you. I was delighted to receive a Best in Further Education award from the college this year!
    Georgia Pateras
    Hairdressing (Level 3 Diploma)
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