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Health and Social Care Diploma Level 1

Full-Time Study Programmes

  • Overview of the course

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    The Level 1 Diploma is an Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings and aims to develop learners’ knowledge and awareness of these subjects. It is aimed at learners who wish to develop an understanding of the similarities and differences between these settings.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    Achievement at Level 1 reflects the ability to use relevant knowledge, skills and procedures to complete routine tasks. It includes responsibility for completing tasks and procedures subject to direction or guidance. You will be assessed by your tutor in college and assessor in the workplace using a range of methods. This could include:
    • Task set by CACHE (which covers the knowledge assessment criteria)
    • Written and pictorial information (including leaflet or booklet, information cards, chart or diagram, information board)
    • Oral questioning

    All Learners will complete an Individual Learning Plan which will be discussed with their personal tutor throughout the course.
  • What can I expect to learn?

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    To achieve the Diploma learners must achieve a minimum of 37 credits.
    Units include: The range of service provision and roles within health and social care; Awareness of protection and safeguarding in health and social care; Introduction to communication in health and social care.
  • What qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

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    CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings
  • How can I progress after this course?

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    On successful achievement of this qualification learners may apply to progress to the CACHE L2 Diploma in Health and Social Care or alternatively may seek job opportunities in the care sector.
  • What do I need to join the course?

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    You should be aged between 16-18 to join the course and have achieved a minimum of 2 grade D’s at GCSE including English Language. You will also need a good school reference and a clear CRB check.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    This course forms part of a study programme which also includes maths and English.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    Contact our Central Admin Team on 01204 482301 or email:
  • I'm interested, what do I need to do next?

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    Contact the person or team named on this sheet to arrange an interview.
  • Additional Information

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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, please call our helpline on 01204 482 000.


    Tutors teach throughout the day and evening and are not always available by phone. Please leave a voicemail message where possible and we will ring you back as soon as possible.
    Please note: Learners on a Learner Responsive course (shown under the course code) must bring their qualification certificates with them to enrolment. Learners will not be able to enrol without this information. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one you need):
    • OCR:
    • Edexcel:
    • AQA:
    If you are unable to provide certificates you will be asked to complete a self declaration form when you enrol.


    Our Helpline can provide you with general information regarding studying at Bolton College. We also offer advice and guidance meetings to help you decide your next move. Please call 01204 482 000. Lines are open Monday to Friday between 10am and 7pm during term time and between 9am and 5pm out of term.
    Bolton College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this document is accurate. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact email the Customer Services Manager at or alternatively call 01204 482 040 or visit us at Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5BG.

    Enrolment Details

    To enrol at one of our Community Learning Centres or our main Deane Road Campus click here for enrolment times.
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  • Time:

    09:00 - 16:00
    9 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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