Health, Social Care & Children/Young People’s settings // Level 1

The course for you if ...

You’re considering a career in the Child Care, Health or Social Care sectors.

This course will give you the opportunity to enhance your people skills, particularly in the development of young people and playing a part in shaping their futures.

You will develop key knowledge and awareness of the various industries across Child Care and Education or Health and Social Care sectors. You will learn about the roles played by workers – from principles and values through to health and safety and working with others.

You will also have the option to take units in more specialised areas such as learning disability, sensory loss or mental health.

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 3 GCSEs at grades 1/2 or above; or at least a pass at BTEC Entry/Certificate; or progression from a relevant entry-level qualification, or equivalent. 

You will also need to attend an informal interview with the course tutor.


You will be assessed by your tutor using a range of methods, which could include: assignments, the design of charts or leaflets, interactive elements using iPads, coursework or one-to-one discussions.

Progression & Careers

You may be able to progress onto the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education & Care, or the Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care qualification. As you progress with the next level of study, you will develop many useful skills for employment in the Child Care, Health or Social Care sectors.

Course detail
Start September
Level Level 1
Attendance Full-time
Duration One year
Campus Coast Road Campus