Health and Social Care

Level 1 Diploma in Exploring the Caring Sectors

This is an introductory course designed for young people interested in a career in the caring sectors.

This course is designed to provide you with the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills required for a career in the care industries. The course requires you to study a range of career options in health and social care and early years environments and helps you choose which pathway to specialise in at Level 2.

All units will be individually internally assessed using a range of methods, which could include written assignments or tasks. As part of the course you will be required to undertake a work experience placement and study English and maths, at functional skills or GCSE level.

Progress onto a Level 2 course providing you have successfully achieved your Level 1 Diploma, GCSE English or Maths at grade 3/D, or Level 2 Functional Skills in both English and Maths, and receive a positive recommendation from your tutor and work placement.

Entry requirements

You will need four GCSEs at Grades D-G/3-1, including English and maths at minimum Grade E/2.

You will be interviewed and a place on the course is subject to a DBS check and a positive reference.