Health, Social Care and Children and Young People’s Settings — Level 1

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Course information

The CACHE Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children and Young People’s Settings for 16-18s will give you the opportunity to study a specialist work related qualifications in a range of sectors. If you are undecided which path to choose, then this course can open up the area of Health, Social Care and Children and Young People. The course will give students the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to prepare them for employment or further career development
In order to complete the Diploma you will need to achieve a minimum of 37 credits. The course will take you one year to complete and during this time you will be studying a range of topics including
• Service provision and roles within a variety of settings
• Principles and Values in Health, Social Care, Early Years and Childcare
• Communication with adults and Children in Health, Social Care, Early Years and Childcare
• Human Growth and Development
You will have taught sessions which include the opportunity to develop your personal research skills. Each unit covered is assessed through a series of tasks which you must complete.
You will have individual tutorial support and in addition to the main course content there is:
* Functional English
* Functional Maths
* Personal Social Development


CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Health, Social Care and Children and Young People’s Settings
Functional skills Maths, English, IT

This course leads to...

To prepare students for progression to Level 2 courses in Health and Social Care, or Level 2 Diploma in Childcare and Education, or other appropriate Level 2 courses. However in order to progress to a level 2 course students must have good attendance and an overall Pass grade and receive excellent references from their tutors.

Entry Requirements

You must be aged 16-18
GCSE Grades E in Maths and English/ESOL Entry 3
A desire to work with people
Able to demonstrate a general aptitude for caring
Desirable but not essential; Work experience/voluntary work with family members /friends in caring for children, the elderly, people with learning difficulties , physical disability, visual impairment, hearing impairment.

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Further Information...

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Course ID: 157684

Course Year: 19/20

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t already hold a qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, and you need to study at Entry or Level 1 to progress to Level 2, you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £15,736 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

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