Introduction to Health and Social Care in Children and Young Peoples Settings Diploma Level 1

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    Full Time

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    One Year

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    September 2024


The Level 1 Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children and Young People's Settings Diploma is aimed at those who wish to develop an understanding of health, social care and children and young peopleโ€™s settings and decide if a career in this sector is right for them.

You will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills required for employment and career/ progression within the sector, it will also provide you with the opportunity to develop transferable skills.

Upon completion of this course you may wish to progress onto a Level 2 qualification in health, social care or children and young peopleโ€™s settings.

Upon successful completion of this course, the qualification you will achieve is the NCFE CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings.

Please note - Although legislation has changed, some workplaces do still require employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid19. We would encourage you to take part in any vaccination programme recommended if you are working or volunteering in Social Care. Not having a vaccination may impact your ability to complete placement activities as part of your course due to the vulnerability of some clients you may work with.

If you think you may be medically exempt from the COVID-19 mandatory vaccination. Learners will need to provide evidence of an NHS Covid pass medical exemption. There is further guidance on how to apply for a medical exemption and prove you are unable to get vaccinated on the government website.

What will I do?

During the Level 1 Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children and Young People's Settings Diploma you will study a range of mandatory and optional modules including:

  • Health and Safety
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Safeguarding
  • Communication
  • Equality and Inclusion

You will also have the opportunity to engage in work experience in a health and social care setting.

Entry requirements are two GCSEs at grades 2 or above (Old GCSE grade E or above), to include English or maths. Or any one of the following, an Entry 3 qualification, a Certificate in Skills for Working Life or Life Skills, an ESOL Entry L3 qualification.

The Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children and Young People's Settings Diploma will take you one year to complete. You will attend College for three days a week, if you require a Maths or English qualification you will be expected to attend for an additional day per week.

Independent study is expected to support with learning.

The Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children and Young People's Settings Diploma is free, if you are under the age of 19 on 31 August of the year you start the course.

If you are aged 19+, this course will cost ยฃ1500.

Fee remission may apply depending on personal circumstances, please enquire with the Registry Department for further information on 01205 365701 or email your query to

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

The course is assessed using a range of methods, which include written assignments, booklets, posters, presentations and practical tasks. There are no exams for this course.

This course provides the opportunity for you to develop knowledge and understanding about the wider health and social care sector to help you decide if a career in the sector is for you.

It can also lead for progression onto a Level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care or Early Years and Schools.

Additional costs include a Health and Social Care tunic for College, which is similar to those which carers and nurses wear in their jobs. These are approximately ยฃ20 each. These can be ordered from the College at the beginning of the year.

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