Health and Social Care Level 1 (Peaks)

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code P00156
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


This is a 1 year full time course.

About the course

This course is great if you are interested in a career in the health and social care sector. This could include caring for the elderly in a care home, working with adults or children with disabilities or helping people recover from illness or injury in a hospital or care centre.

It is an excellent starting point for young people who are interested in learning about work or further study in health and social care. It helps develop the personal skills, qualities and attitude required.

This course is a mix of practical activities and classroom based work. You will learn about:

  • Health and social care needs
  • Personal care
  • Communication skills in health and social care
  • Creative and leisure activities for children and adults
  • Learning experiences for children and young people
  • Promoting healthy eating
  • Rights and responsibilities at work
  • Job opportunities in health and social care

You will also be expected to study for English and maths qualifications. 

Course enrichment activities can include trips, visits, and talks by guest speakers. Health and social care professionals come in to college to work with you on practical activities.

You may be entitled to help from the college's Learner Support Fund with the cost of trips, visits and anything else you need to buy for your course.

Staff and Facilities

You will learn from highly qualified staff with a range of academic and health and social care work related backgrounds. Students also benefit from our strong partnerships with local health and social care employers.

The excellent facilities for our health and social care students include well equipped learning areas and medical practice room/s.  

Will the course suit me?

You need to be a caring and patient person interested in working with vulnerable people of all ages and abilities.

Qualification Title

Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Health and Social Care






How will it be delivered?

The BTEC Level 1 Health and Social Care course is assessed mostly by coursework. There will also be some exams. 


Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grades 2 or above including English Language.


Your next steps...

Where can it lead?

Successful completion of this course with good attendance, punctuality and tutor recommendation can lead to our Health and Social Care Level 2 course or other appropriate course.  

The health and social care sector offers a huge choice of careers. Future career opportunities could include working as a care assistant, health care assistant, home carer or other support service roles.