Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings

Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings

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  • Course Overview
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  • Course Fees

Is this qualification right for you?

This qualification is ideal if you have little previous experience but are considering a career in health, social care and/or children’s and young people’s settings and wish to gain the basic knowledge required to progress to study at a higher level with the aim of entering the workforce in one of these areas.

What knowledge and skills will this qualification give you?

Completion of this qualification will help you develop knowledge and awareness of the types of provision in the Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s sectors, including the roles played by workers – from principles and values through to health and safety and working with others.

You will also gain knowledge in more specialised areas such as:

  • learning disability
  • sensory loss
  • mental health.

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification provides you with an introductory knowledge of working in health, social care and children and young people’s settings. The qualification is formed of mandatory and optional units. From the mandatory units, you will gain knowledge and understanding in the following areas within health, social care and children and young people’s settings:

  • principles and values
  • service provision and roles
  • protection and safeguarding
  • equality and inclusion
  • communication
  • health and safety
  • person-centred approaches.

What could this qualification lead to? This qualification will not lead directly to employment. However, it does provide a starting point for you to decide whether a career in health, social care and/or children and young people’s settings is right for you.

Is this qualification right for you?

This qualification is ideal if you have little previous experience but are considering a career in health, social care and/or children’s and young people’s settings and wish to gain the basic knowledge required to progress to study at a higher level with the aim of entering the workforce in one of these areas.

What knowledge and skills will this qualification give you?

Completion of this qualification will help you develop knowledge and awareness of the types of provision in the Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s sectors, including the roles played by workers – from principles and values through to health and safety and working with others.

You will also gain knowledge in more specialised areas such as:

  • learning disability
  • sensory loss
  • mental health.

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification provides you with an introductory knowledge of working in health, social care and children and young people’s settings. The qualification is formed of mandatory and optional units. From the mandatory units, you will gain knowledge and understanding in the following areas within health, social care and children and young people’s settings:

  • principles and values
  • service provision and roles
  • protection and safeguarding
  • equality and inclusion
  • communication
  • health and safety
  • person-centred approaches.

What could this qualification lead to? This qualification will not lead directly to employment. However, it does provide a starting point for you to decide whether a career in health, social care and/or children and young people’s settings is right for you.

 

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

Course Summary

Length of study:
1 year

Starting:
September

Term dates

Study campus:
City

Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 1

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

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