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Health and Social Care Diploma Level 1 at Sunderland College

Course description

This course is for people that would like to work in the care industry and are looking for an introduction to the key areas involved.

Course content

You will explore the roles of workers in the care industry. You will also look at the skills and activities used by care workers when caring for the needs of service users. This will include those required when working with young children.

Entry requirements

You’ll need at least three GCSE’s at Grade E or above. As well as Literacy and Numeracy qualifications at entry level plus. You’ll also need two suitable references.


The course is mainly taught through classroom learning with some practical.

You will be assessed through coursework.


Further information

After successfully completing the course you could progress on to a Level 2 course in Health and Care or any other level 2 course, subject to a suitable reference from your Level 1 lecturers.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 February 2016
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    • Washington Campus an award winning campus that is home to Washington Sixth Form and our higher education provision. Located between Gateshead and Washington it was built on the site of the former Usworth School. It was developed to cater for up to 850 people from in or around the Washington area.

      The £10 million development provides an excellent learning environment for both academic and vocational course for 16 to 18 year old students, and also acts as our ICT specialist centre. It's equipped with the latest technology to ensure students experience the same systems used by industries in the real world and to help get them ready to move in to higher education or the workplace.

      Washington Campus is also the base for our higher education provision, providing a range of higher education coursesfor the region, from HNCs and HNDs to foundation and full degrees.

      There are also impressive enrichment facilities at Usworth with on site football and rugby pitches and a rec room fitted with a pool table, Xbox 360 and a chill out zone.