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Health and Social Care

Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children and Young People’s Settings Certificate Level 1

  • Course Type: Diploma/Certificate

What can this course lead to?

This course will give you the opportunity to gain insight into the industry before making decisions about career progression. After successful completion of the course with Level 1 functional skills English and Maths, you can progress on to Health and Social Care Diploma Level 2 or the Early Years Practitoner Diploma Level 2.

Who is it for?

This course will develop your knowledge and awareness of health, social care and childcare. You will learn about the principles and values, communication, working in partnerships, importance of play and healthy eating to support well-being and development.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

No formal qualifications are required.

 We will review each appli­ca­tion on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suit­able for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effec­tive ‘6 weeks to suc­cess pro­gramme’ that oper­ates from the first day you start your course. This includes sup­port such as (but not lim­it­ed to):

·         Allow­ing you to change cours­es if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks -sub­ject to availability

·         Mov­ing you between course lev­els if you are find­ing your cur­rent lev­el too easy / too harD, sub­ject to availability

·         One-to-one reviews with your aca­d­e­m­ic tutor to ensure you are pro­gress­ing and achiev­ing well

Our course enquiries and admis­sions team are avail­able at should you have any fur­ther questions.


Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
1 Year

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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Health and Social Care Level 3

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