Introduction to Health, Social Care & Children's and Young People's Settings Level 1

Part Time

This course is suitable for parents and volunteers wishing to participate in provisions in health, social care or early years’ settings and allows learners to gain an understanding on the types of provision, the range and scope of different roles within care, the values and principles that underpin work in care, confidentiality and safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learners must be at least 16 years of age. You do not need to be working in a care setting to take this qualification.

What will I learn?

During this course you will gather together a portfolio showing what you have learnt.  This could include written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or booklet, charts or diagrams or setting up an information board.

How will I be assessed?

Your work will be assessed using methods including written and pictorial information, case studies, scenarios and questions.

What happens if I realise after attending the first class that the course is not what I expected?

If you think you have made a mistake with your chosen course please talk to the tutor as you may need a higher/lower level.  If the college cannot find a suitable alternative course a refund can be arranged if it is requested within one week of attendance.


This Level 1 Award opens up several different progression routes for you.  You may like to consider a qualification such as the Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care, Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, or preparing to work in adult social care. Please ask your tutor for further information on these courses.  This course could also help you to gain employment.

Are there any additional costs?

You may need to buy a folder to keep your work in along with paper, pen, pencil and ruler but there are no other extra costs.

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