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Health, Social Care and Young People’s Settings Level 1 Diploma at South Essex College

Course description

This qualification is aimed at people considering a career in health and/or social care with adults or children and young people.

You will develop knowledge and awareness of the types of provision in these sectors and the roles played by workers- from principles and values through to health and safety and working with others. the course does not qualify learners to work directly with adults, children or young people but does provide a starting point for deciding whether a career in the sector is right for them.  on completing the course learners who wish to pursue a career may be able to progress to other  level 2 qualifications such as the CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care or the CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Childrens and Young People's Workforce.

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Entry requirements

1st semester (both pathways):

  • understanding a range of service provision and roles
  • protecting and safeguarding
  • communication
  • health and safety
  • person centred support
  • maths and English

2nd semester (childcare pathway):

  • children’s and young people’s development
  • physical care of babies and young people
  • physical disability
  • development of children and young people through play
  • awareness of bereavement

2nd semester (social care pathway):

  • learning disability
  • mental health and dementia
  • awareness of bereavement
  • human growth and development
  • understanding the importance of engagement


  • demonstrate the ability to work at level 1 in maths and English in an assessment
  • successful interview and satisfactory references

Financial information

  • coursework and assignments

Future opportunities

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Further information

  • Childcare and Education Level 2 Certicate
  • Health and Social Care Level 2 Extended Certicate

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Essex College directly.

Last updated date: 25 January 2017
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