Course Details

  • Are you passionate about looking after others? Would you like to get paid to care for those who need your help? Do you want to make a difference to the lives of people around you? If this sounds like you, then this Level 1 Diploma in Health and Social Care is perfect.

    On this BTEC Level 1 course, you’ll begin to learn all about health and social care and will get a good, wide introduction into the industry. You’ll focus on the role of the carer, exploring all their responsibilities, discovering the different needs of others, as well as understanding the types of jobs in this industry. You will also get to look more closely at personal care and learn how to creative activities and learning experiences for both children and adults. Part of the course will even cover how to promote healthy eating and how to communicate effectively with others.

    During your time with us, you’ll also develop your knowledge and abilities in English and Maths by attending our Functional Skills classes. This will help prepare you for a future career and give you the qualifications you need to advance onto the Level 2 Health and Social Care course.

  • Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes.

    Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.

  • Throughout this course, you’ll be assessed in a number of different ways to test what you are learning and challenge your abilities. This will include observations and discussions; the creation of posters, PowerPoint presentations, booklets and leaflets; written assessments; and question and answer sessions.

  • With this Level 1 BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care, you’ll have everything you need to advance onto the next stage of study, with our Level 2 Health and Social Care course at The Manchester College.

    This will give you a more in-depth look at the industry, and help you to advance onto a number of different career opportunities in health and social care. You might wish to work in nursing or counselling, physiotherapy or psychology – the choice is yours!

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  • This diploma is usually free for 16-18 year-olds. Depending on your circumstances, you might need to pay tuition fees for this course.

    There’s lots of help available to make sure you can afford college, including a number of different funding options, tuition fee loans, bursaries and special grants. We’ve put all the information together to make it easier to understand and find what support you can get on our Fees, Funding and Finance page.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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