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Health & Social Care BTEC Level 1 Diploma at Walsall College

Course description

The Level 1 Diploma in Health and Social Care is ideal for anyone who is interested in a career in health and social care. This includes jobs such as care workers and healthcare assistants. Following completion of the course, learners will have the opportunity to progress to a related Level 2 course, or seek employment straight away.

The Diploma consists of a variety of units that will provide basic skills and knowledge of the field of Health and Social Care. Topics covered include:

  • Human Growth and Development
  • Creative activities for young children promoting healthy eating in care and encouraging children to eat healthily
  • Communication with adults and children in health and social care.

Entry requirements

Ideally prospective students should hold a minimum of 2 GCSEs D-G although students without qualifications may apply.


Coursework- a range of methods of assessment including assignments, reports, essays, presentations.

Future opportunities

A Distinction profile is required to allow progression to Level 2.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 August 2016
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