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Health and Social Care Diploma - Level 1 at Crawley College

Course description

You’ll develop your interest in care by learning how to care for others, promoting their health and wellbeing. You’ll explore the importance of health and safety in the workplace and boost your communication and care skills and on a work experience placement.

You will develop a broad general knowledge base studying areas such as;

  • Promoting the health and wellbeing of service users
  • Caring skills
  • Health and Safety
  • Valuing Diversity
  • Personal Interaction skills

This course provides an opportunity to develop personal interaction skills and employability skills. which are further developed during practical work placement experience/ voluntary work.

Every learner at Central Sussex College who is under 19 will undertake a personal Study Programme designed to develop them academically, practically and personally. Study Programmes contain 3 essential elements:


  • Subject Course – Vocational or chosen Academic subject, usually studied for 12 – 16 hours a week.
  • English and Maths – Every learner will work towards Level 2 English and Maths (C grade equivalent). Learners who have achieved a Grade C will extend their English and Maths.
  • 3E – Our own brand of specific entrepreneurship, enterprise and employability training.



You will have specific time in your timetable for each of the three elements above and you will be expected to attend all elements throughout the year.  Study programmes are designed to help you meet your maximum potential and progress to the next level of study of into work. 

Entry requirements

You will need to provide evidence that you have the ability to study at Level 1 and a satisfactory attendance and behaviour record. Attendance at a Taster Day is highly recommended.

You will also need to have a clear Criminal Disclosure Barring Service check at the Enhanced Level. This will be processed by the College.

Financial information

16-18 year olds will not have to pay tuition fees, awarding body registration or exam fees. However they are required to pay for other third party costs, such as books, equipment and educational trips/visits.

Students aged over 19 on the start date of their studies, have to pay tuition fees. In addition they are expected to pay awarding body registration and exam fees, other third party costs, such as books, equipment and educational trips/visits.

Some students may be eligible for a fee concession, although in most cases some element of the fees will have to be paid.

Please note: Other costs (books, uniforms, trips, materials etc) will be  £63.00. You may be entitled to a reduction if you are eligible for financial support. For more information on this and other financial support options please contact Admissions on 01293 442201/205/206 or 453474 (Haywards Heath 01444 446848) or visit the website Why Choose Us section for more information.

Future opportunities

Students who successfully complete the full 37 credit Diploma and 6 credits for the Award in PSD, as well as achievement of Level 1 English and Maths functional skills and good attendance/academic/placement references will have the opportunity to progress to the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care.  There may also be an opportunity to progress on to other Level 2 qualifications subject to individual entry criteria.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 09 March 2016
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