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The Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings aims to develop learners' knowledge and awareness of health, social care and children's and young people's settings. It is aimed at learners in college who wish to develop an understanding of the similarities and differences between these settings. This qualification provides pathways into the sector for school leavers or anyone considering a career in health and/or social care. It will not confirm competence in a job role but will provide an opportunity for learners to develop knowledge about the wider health and social care sector before they decide whether working in the sector is for them and gain information to make decisions about career progression.

Course details

Course units include:

  • Introduction to the physical care of babies and young children
  • Understand the range of service provision and roles within health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
  • Understand the principles and values in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
  • Awareness of protection and safeguarding in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
  • Introduction to communication in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
  • Introductory awareness of person-centred support in health, social care and children's and young people's settings
  • Introductory awareness of equality and inclusion in health, social care and children's and young people's settings
  • Introductory awareness of health and safety in health, social care and children's and young people's settings
  • Introduction to the development of children and young people through play
  • Introduction to children and young people's development
  • Introduction to a healthy lifestyle
  • Introduction to Autistic Spectrum Condition
  • Investigating a vocational area
Entry guidelines

3 GCSE's including Grade 2/E in English Language or a relevant Entry level qualification. Satisfactory interview, assessment and two positive references. One reference must be from your last place of education or training.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Assessment Method

All units will be assessed using a range of methods which could include: written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or booklet, charts, diagrams or setting up an information board. All assessment criteria for the chosen units must be achieved in order to obtain a pass.

Additional Information

At interview you will need to:

  • Show evidence of current or predicted GCSE results.
  • Show that you are motivated, committed and have excellent punctuality and attendance.
  • Provide two positive references.
  • Present a Record of Achievement from your last school.

  • Are you aged 16-18?
    Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

    • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
    • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
    • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C (or Grade 4 or above) in English and maths
    • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

    Where can I progress to?

    The Level 1 Certificate allows progression to the Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care ( J187), the level 2 Introduction to Caring for Children (N092) or alternatively provide a valuable learning opportunity to prepare you for an apprenticeship in a related area.

    You could progress to these Wirral Met courses:

    When does this course run?

    • Starts 04th Sep 2017 - Ends 29th Jun 2018 Ref N102J001

      If you are aged 16-18:

      This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

      If you are aged 19 or over:

      Fee : £765.00

      Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

      The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

      Planned Timetable
      Day Times Campus
      Monday 11:00 — 14:00 12 Quays
      Wednesday 09:00 — 15:00 12 Quays
      Thursday 13:30 — 16:00 12 Quays
    • Starts 03rd Sep 2018 - Ends 28th Jun 2019 Ref N102K001

      If you are aged 16-18:

      This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

      If you are aged 19 or over:

      Fee : £765.00

      Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

      The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).