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Health and Social Care First Diploma

Entry Requirements:
A range of D-E grades. Students who do not have English and Maths at grade C/4 or above will be required to take a qualification in these alongside.

Why Should You Take This Course?
This exciting and varied course will allow learners to explore a wide range of interesting units and is specifically designed to provide an in-depth view into the world of Health and Social Care. Learners will investigate this sector, both inside and outside the classroom, allowing them to carry out their own investigation and linking theory into practice.

Course content
- Human Lifespan Development
- Communication in Health and Social Care
- Individual Rights
- Individual Needs
- Ensuring safe Environments
- Vocational Experience
- Creative and Therapeutic
- The Impact of Diet on Health Activities

How will I be assessed?
The units will be assessed through the production of assignments and each unit will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction. Assignment tasks could be achieved through projects, case studies, presentations and practical sessions. You will also be externally assessed.

Are there any special expenses?
Students will undertake placements as part of the course. There will be transport expenses to and from placements, although we do try to place you near to home or college. A DBS check and uniform is required before studies commence.

What could I do next?
You could progress to a range of areas including apprenticeships, childcare, working with the elderly and children or adults with special needs. You can also progress to a Level 3 BTEC course such as Health and Social Care, Diploma in Childcare and Education or Public Services.


How to apply for this course

2017-2018 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
2017-2018 ENTRY: Download an Application Form to fill in and post