Health & Social Care

CACHE NCFE Health Care and Early Years Preparation - J199

12 Quays Full Time Level 1 Duration 36 weeks

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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
  • This is a study programme for students 16-18 years.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

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    Starting 1st September 2021 - Ending - 23rd June 2022

    REF J199N001

    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 : £575.00

    Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

    This course is FREE if you are - aged 19+ and live in the Liverpool City Region. If you are aged 19+ and live outside the Liverpool City Region, you are unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits, or in work earning less than £17,004 annual gross salary, or you are aged 19-23 and have not already achieved a full level 2 qualification, this course is FREE. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.

    For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services via our online enquiry form


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