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Care and Childhood Studies - Level 1 at College of West Anglia

Course description

This programme is designed for anyone wishing to work with children or in the health and social care sector. It will develop your knowledge and awareness of health, social care and children's and young people's settings. 

You will study a range of units which includes: 

-Types of health, social care and children's settings 
-Job roles in a range of settings 
-Understanding principles and values required in various job roles 
-Safeguarding of individuals 
-Communication skills 
-Equality and inclusion 
-Health and safety 
-Person centred support 

Entry requirements

You will need to attend for an interview for this course and will have achieved GCSE passes at grades E or above. You will be introduced to the college procedures outlining how your progress and attendance will be reviewed and about any requirements for your course. You will also have the opportunity to meet with a member of staff and discuss any issues relating to your application or ask some questions to help you understand more about the course. If you have any support needs or concerns this is your opportunity to speak to a member of staff who will try to answer all of your questions.


Assessment of the course will be carried out in a number of ways. You will be required to work on practical activities, work as part of a group, complete written assignments, prepare activities and displays, discuss and evaluate your work. Students need to achieve a pass level in all units to achieve their qualification. Depending on your progress on the course you may be able to access some work placement or volunteering opportunities.

Financial information

Age 16-18
If you are under 19 on 31st August in the year you begin your programme, you will not have to pay a course fee; however, all full-time courses have a resource fee attached and there may also be additional fees for materials, kits and trips. 

Age 19+

Fees for students aged 19+ vary according to programme, age and circumstances.

Future opportunities

The College of West Anglia offers many opportunities to continue studying from entry level through to degrees. Some of the courses available for those who have successfully completed this course include:

  • Childhood Studies - Level 2 (Certificate) (King's Lynn)
  • Teaching Assistants - Level 2 (King's Lynn)
  • Health and Social Care - Level 2 (Diploma) (King's Lynn)
  • Childhood Studies - Level 2 (Certificate) (Wisbech)
  • Teaching Assistants - Level 2 (Wisbech)
  • Health and Social Care - Level 2 (Diploma) (Wisbech)

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 01 February 2017
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