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Health and Social Care - BTEC Level 1 Diploma at City and Islington College

Course description

This course is for school leavers and young people interested in exploring the vocational areas of health and social care. 

Course content

This course includes units studying health and social care, and understanding health and wellbeing. You will also study functional skills, English and Maths.

Entry requirements

GCSEs mainly at grade E or above, one of which must be English Language, or an entry level qualification (including entry level functional skills in English). You will need an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check which costs approximately £50 but it is free if you will be under 19 years old. Good references and a successful interview. An interest in health and social care.


Assessment is by coursework over the duration of your study.

Financial information

For 16 – 18 years old’s this course is fully funded

Future opportunities

You will receive the qualifications BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Health and Social Care and Functional skills, English and Mathematics at Entry Level 3.

Once you have these qualification, you may progress to BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care or a level 2 course in other vocational areas such as Science, Leisure and Tourism, and Business.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City and Islington College directly.

Last updated date: 29 March 2016
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      What We Offer

      Based in Holloway, Islington, we are a Centre of vocational excellence in Beauty Therapy, Child Care, Hairdressing, Counselling, Public Services, Health and Social Child Care, Access to HE courses, Supported Learning including: Skillsbase, Woodwork and Furniture Making which are part of the supported learning curriculum. We offer courses from Entry level through to our level 4 and 5 foundation degrees. On these courses you will have access to the highest standards of teaching and individual support to help you achieve your ambition.