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Health & Social Care Level 1 Diploma at Somerset College

Course description

As part of this course you will study a range of subjects within the field of Health & Social Care. You will be taught and study towards the following core units:

  • Health at Work
  • Working in a Team
  • Individual project
  • Healthy Eating
  • Creative Activities

Entry requirements

  • You will need three GCSEs at grade E or above including English Language (written).
  • Students must be aged between 16-19 years.
  • A DBS check is required.
  • A successful selection interview.
  • Evidence of vocational experience necessary.


Assessment is through assignment work, role play, individual and group presentations and projects. Practical assignments will also be set. You will be taught using a range of teaching styles supported by excellent IT and learning resources. 

Future opportunities

You could progress on to the Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care or Level 2 Children’s Play, Learning & Development course or an Apprenticeship.

You could find employment in the health and social care industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Somerset College directly.

Last updated date: 15 August 2016

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    • In recent years, large amounts of money has been invested into the College campus to ensure that students can benefit from purpose-built buildings as well as state-of-the-art equipment and resources. Since 2011 alone, nearly £3 million has been invested into the College's campus with a further £1.5 million being invested into resources and equipment.