Level One Introductory to Health and Social Care

This course will provide a basic knowledge and understanding of the Health and Social Care needs of babies, children, teenagers, adults and older adults.

This course is available as part of a full-time study programme for 16 to 18 year olds, and as a part time course for adults aged 19 and over.  Please ask learner services for details.

What will I study?


  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Creative activities
  • Health and social care services
  • Communications

How will I be assessed?

A variety of assessment methods are used including assignments, presentations, displays and written reports.

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of two GCSEs
  • Or Skills for Life qualification
  • Or entry level three qualification
  • Or equivalent

What next?


This course is not a licence to care for children or adults, but with good attendance and completion of all course work with a merit grade and placement, you will be guaranteed an interview for

Level Two BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care  or BTEC First Diploma in Children's Care Learning and Development 

There will also be an option of a traineeship, leading to an apprenticeship.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide 2019 Full-time Course Guide 2020 Spring Part-time course guide