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Health and Social Care - Children - Level 1 Diploma

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Start Date: 2 September 2024
Attendance: Full Time
Location: Tottenham Green Centre
Suitable for: School Leavers
Duration: 1 Year
Level: Level 2

ABOUT THE COURSE

This course full-time course covers a wide range of vocational units relating to health and social care, specifically designed to help you pursue a career in the care sector. This is an ideal course for a young 16-18 year old that is not sure what they would like to do in the care sector. 

You will learn about a variety of key subject areas, such as equality, diversity and rights in health and social care, human growth and development through the life span and the role and responsibilities of the health and social care practitioner in relation to safeguarding individuals. 

The course also includes 150 hours of placement in a real work environment, this will be arranged by the college for you, providing opportunities for you to apply knowledge to practice, receive feedback, and reflect on your own experience. Placement also provides opportunities for you to observe professional practice in action and gain valuable employability skills.  

The course structure is spread over three days in college to include English and Maths and a further 1-2 days in placement.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Topics covered can include:

  • Range of service provision and roles
  • Health and safety
  • Introductory awareness of equality and inclusion
  • Understand the principles and values of health and social care
  • Encourage children and young people to eat healthily
  • Introduction to a healthy lifestyle
  • Awareness of protection and safeguarding
  • Introduction to mental health
  • Job opportunities in health and social care

WHAT WILL I NEED?

You will need:

  • Learners will need either a Grade 2 or 3 in English GCSE to meet the written demands of the course or a relevant functional Skills in English at Entry 3 
  • Or proof of successful completion of an Entry 3 course in a relevant subject.
  • Completion of a DBS check 

All applicants will have a written assessment and an interview to confirm their suitability for the course

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

The course is assessed throughout the year and with an end-of-course portfolio. You will also complete 30 hours of work experience on placement.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

School Leavers


If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31st August prior to the start date of your course and you have the legal right to remain in the UK for the duration of your programme then your study with us will be free. Please see here for the documents you will need to show us.

Some courses will have other associated costs, such as for specialist materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support, see here for details.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

Learners can progress onto supporting roles in a care setting or progress onto the Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care or a Level 2 in Childcare such as the 'Level 2 Early Years Practitioner' or 'Level 2 in Caring for Children'.

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