Is this the course for you?
If your goal is for a rewarding career in health and social care, particularly in a children's and young people's setting, and you're looking for a nationally recognised qualification to kick-start your journey and provide the opportunity to go on to further training and qualifications, then this is the course for you.
This course is designed to develop your knowledge and give you a basic understanding of what it takes to work in health and social care, and childcare settings, and teach you skills in areas such as communication, personal and social skills, health and safety, and working with others.
You will also learn about essential topics like values and principles, equality and inclusion, mental health, learning disabilities, and how to adopt a person-centred approach.
If you already know you would like to pursue a career in this sector, or if you would like to gain a better understanding of what working in the health, social care, and children's and young people's settings is really like, then this course is a great place to start.
What modules will you do?
You will gain knowledge and skills in areas such as:
- Principles and values
- Health and safety
- Learning disability
- Sensory loss
- Mental health
- Equality and inclusion
- Values and principles
- Person-centred approach
- Work-related skills
- Working with others
- Personal and social skills
- Communication skills
What do you need to apply?
2 GCSE qualifications (or equivalent) at grade G or 1 or above or equivalent Level 1 vocational qualification.
Additional information: You will have an initial assessment in English and maths.
How will you be assessed?
You will be assessed by written and practical assignments.
Where can this course take you?
The course does not qualify you to work with children, young people, and adults, but can provide you with the opportunity to progress to further training and qualifications.
After successfully passing the Level 1 Diploma in an Introduction to Health, Social Care, and Children's and Young People's Settings, you could further develop your knowledge and skills on one of our Level 2 courses:
- Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Health and Social Care (OCNLR)
- Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care (BTEC)