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The Entry 3/Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children and Young People's Settings aims to develop your knowledge and awareness of health, social care and children's and young people's settings. Developing an understanding of the similarities and differences between them.

Course details

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.

Entry guidelines
  • 3 GCSE's at Grade 2/E or above including Grade 2/E in English or relevant Entry Level qualification.
  • Two positive references. One must be from your last place of education or training.
  • Satisfactory interview, assessment, school report and/or reference.
  • 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.

    Additional Information

    At interview you will need to:

  • Show that you are motivated, committed and have excellent punctuality and attendance.
  • Provide the two positive references.
  • Present a Record of Achievement from your last school.
  • All assessment criteria for the chosen units must be achieved in order to obtain a pass.
    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 (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 Health and Social Care Diploma or Health and Social Care preparing to Work, Childhood Studies qualifications at Level 2 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 27th Jun 2018 Ref J199J001

      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 : £550.00

      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 09:00 — 16:30 12 Quays
      Tuesday 09:00 — 14:00 12 Quays
      Wednesday 09:00 — 11:00 12 Quays
    • Starts 03rd Sep 2018 - Ends 26th Jun 2019 Ref J199K001

      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 : £550.00

      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).

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