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Mode of study Vocational Full-time
Duration 1 Year
Campus London Road Campus
Start date September 2020
Course code FLR1DHC (2021)
  • Who is it for?

    Health, Social and Child Care is a growth area in employment opportunities. This Level 1 course will start you on an exciting journey towards a fulfilling career working with people.

    The course is career related and is open to students who wish to:

    • Obtain employment as assistants in Health & Social Care or Child Care settings
    • Progress to Level 2
    • Gain maths and English GCSEs
    • Develop Social Skills, Caring Skills and Childcare Skills
    • Gain a positive learning experience with like-minded fellow students.
  • Entry Requirements

    • You will need a minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade 2 including English language. 
    • You will need to demonstrate your ability to maintain good attendance and punctuality
    • You will need to be able to demonstrate positive communication skills and behaviour
  • What does the course involve?

    The course involves a variety of units. You will study Health & Social Care, Childcare and related units, all of which are designed to give you the skills and knowledge you will need to progress academically or to go into work such as human life span development.

  • How is the course assessed?

    The College uses a range of assessment approaches, for example, you might be involved in producing an assessed portfolio, completing written assignments, or creating assessed visual work.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email:

Libby Barrett

Libby Barrett

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education
Previous school: Meole Brace School

After looking around other colleges and the other campuses, Childcare and Education at London Road Campus was my favourite option. I have always enjoyed being around children and after College I will be working at Opportunity Pre-School. On this course I’ve learnt strategies to manage my work, coursework and personal life. Being allowed to do practical placements is really useful and it’s great to work with current practitioners in a current situation.

Lauren Davies

Lauren Davies

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education
Previous school: MShrewsbury Academy

You get loads of placement and work experience opportunities on this course – with two days a week for the whole year. I do mine at Shrewsbury Cathedral Nursery. It is a very rewarding course and gives you a great head-start with your future career, with so many job options available once you’ve completed College. The teachers are helpful and supportive, with College and personal issues. I hope to go to university to get my PGCE so that I can eventually be a primary school teacher.

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This course is linked to roles within the NHS.

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Career Options

  • Social services managers and directors

    Up to £46,000

  • Residential, day and domiciliary care managers and proprietors

    Up to £48,000


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