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Childcare, Health & Social Care (16-18) - Level 1 Diploma - September Start

Available for applications

More information about this Course

Useful Information
  • Mode of study:

    Full Time

  • Level:


  • Duration:

    1 Year

  • Awarding/validation body:

    Pearson (Edexcel)

Course Overview
The Level 1 Introductory Certificate prepares students to improve their knowledge and study skills that will then enable them to undertake study at Level 2 in a subject area of their choice. The course combines some practical activities as well as theory to give students an overview of a wide range of subjects allowing them to build on their study skills and gain important knowledge that will help them be successful in their chosen study or careers.

Course Highlights
Studying Vocational Studies at Croydon College is unique; you will have the opportunity to undertake a range of units that will give you transferable stills and excellent study skills to enable you to apply to your chosen Level 2 subject area. You will take part in sport and enrichment. We have good links with local industries that will help and support your chosen career path.

Career Opportunities & Further Study

There are lots of  industry opportunities  and it is very diverse and growing, students who study vocational studies can go onto study or work in:

The Sport Industries

Business and Management

Health and Social Care

Public Services

Travel and Tourism


You will be assessed in a number of ways, both practical and theoretical.

You will have to write reports, participate in discussions or group debates. You will learn how to organise yourself effectively. You will also be researching your progression and plan for the future.

Entry Requirements

Evidence of a commitment to learn and the ability to study at this level shown at interview; including GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 2 or equivalent


You will need to complete a DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) check once en­rolled onto the course, which the College will pay for if you are aged between 16-18 when you start the course.

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