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

Early Years|Health and Social Care

Course ID: 163199

Course Year: 21/22

Course Details

  • Access to careers in social care, health, midwifery and nursing.
  • Outstanding support from tutors with invaluable experience and knowledge.
  • You'll gain knowledge and understanding of a career in care whilst developing your own personal skill set.
  • 1 year course.
  • Level 1 qualification.
  • An excellent starting point in your career.

What to expect from the course

This course is an excellent introduction into the Health and Social Care sector and for those wishing to pursue a career in social care, health, nursing and midwifery.

For this qualification, you'll need to complete all the core units, to help give you a balanced coverage of the health and social care sector. The units are designed to cover the content that employers and educators in the sector look for when you apply for a career in care.

This course takes place over the one year. You'll be assessed on your knowledge, skills and understanding, through a combination of assignments and course work.

On this study programme, you'll complete Maths and English if you do not currently hold a grade 4 or C on entry. Work experience is also a part of this qualification, therefore you must complete a DBS check.


This qualification is a foundation to the field of health, social care and early years. It is a mixture of both knowledge and skills, where you will be given the opportunity to develop essential skills required to work in the field of care.

The qualification is assessed through assignment work. Modules include: 'Promoting Health Activites' and 'Creating Health Nutrition'.

Why study with us?

You will be taught by teachers who are also trained, skilled and experienced in the field of health and care, such as qualified nurses, midwives and social care workers.

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

Level 2 Health and Social Care
Level 2 Early Years

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

We ask for the following:

A mixture of grades up to grade D or a passion to work within the area of health and early years.

Consideration will also be given to learners with no formal qualifications and who are willing to undertake external work experience in a care field.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email careersadvice


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. 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 £18,135 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

Fee for21/22 is 1113.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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