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Course Info

Health and Social Care
  • healthandsocialcare

Useful Information

  • Mode of study:

    3 days per week

  • Level:


  • Duration:

    1 Year

  • Awarding/validation body:



Course Overview

This course aims to develop students’ knowledge and awareness of health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings. It is aimed at students who wish to develop an understanding of the similarities and differences between these settings.

Course Highlights

At Croydon College we view trips and educational visits as powerful, positive teaching tools that help enhance the social, personal and emotional development of our students.

For teachers and students participating in a school trip not only allows you to have a fabulous time but the opportunity to try new food, meet new people and have a unique experience.Trips and visits on this course includes care conferences, care homes and hospitals.

Career Opportunities & Further Study

The Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings allows for progression to the Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care, Level 2 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce* and the Level 2 Diploma in Care*.

The knowledge gained will provide valuable learning should a student choose to progress onto an Apprenticeship in a related area.

*Students should be at least 16 years of age for entry onto these qualifications. You may also gain employment with the health and social care sector in roles such as a home care worker, support worker, care assistant or a learning support assistant


All units within these qualifications are internally assessed. The qualifications are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.

All units in these qualifications are internally assessed and subject to external standards verification.

We use different methods of assessment:
Role plays
Group discussions
Assignment of course work

Entry Requirements

  • Level 1 – English & Maths at Entry Level 2/3 or above. Evidence of a commitment to learn shown at interview.
    2 GCSE’s below grade 2-3
    Entry 3 level Literacy and Numeracy pass certificate
    Initial assessment to determine appropriate level
    Be successful at the interview
    One satisfactory reference which provide information on behaviour and attendance
    An interest in Health and Social Care and a clean DBS check. • Positive reference from school including a high level of attendance and punctuality. • You will need to source a work placement for 60hrs.

How To Apply

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