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Childcare - Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings (QCF) at Wakefield College

Course description

Do you want a career in Health and Social Care? You will learn about different aspects of Health and Social Care along with gaining skills that may help you to work in Health and Social Care. After successfully completing the full programme of study you will be able to choose to go on to a Level 2 programme in either Health and Social Care or Childcare.

Course content

What you will study

CACHE Level 1 Award, Certificate and Diploma in an Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings (QCF)
Functional Skills in Maths and English
Maths and English are key elements of any full-time programme of study in College. If you do not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C (or new grade 9-4)  in these subjects, you will need to attend sessions allocated on your timetable. These are varied and designed to cater for all ability levels. You will receive advice and guidance regarding the correct level for you.
Skills in Maths and English will support your full-time course, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. They will also help you in the future. Most employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have Maths and English GCSEs at A*-C (or new grade 9-4) .  This is why the development of Maths and English is so important, whatever your field of study.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs at A*-G (new grade 9-1)


You will be assessed to make sure you understand what you have been taught. This is done through completing workbooks, writing essays, producing leaflets, answering questions or doing presentations.

Financial information

Course Costs (subject to change)

The course is free if you are aged 16-18. 

You will need to have a file, pens and paper. You may also need to buy a text book. Any trips or visits offered are payable by students.

Different fees apply to international students. 

For more detailed information on financial support and fees for students aged 19+ contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.

Future opportunities

Further study

After successfully completing the full programme of study including Functional Skills in Maths and English you can progress to a Level 2 qualification such as the CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care or the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People's Workforce.

Career opportunities

If you successfully complete this course, including maths and English, you will be able to go onto a level 2 course or apply for an apprenticeship with Wakefield College.

Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111

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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: 03 October 2017
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    • Castleford Campus (Postcode WF10 4UA)

      The Castleford Campus (previously known as the skillsXchange) houses the College’s provision in Construction, Motor Vehicle, Engineering, Hair and Beauty, IT and some Care and replaces the training which was previously offered at the College’s Whitwood Campus.

      Located at Junction 32 of the M62 between Castleford and Pontefract, the site is well known for Xscape, the indoor ski slope whose building houses a 14-screen cinema, bowling alley, climbing wall, sports facilities and restaurants. The Campus is situated directly next to the Asda in Glasshoughton.

      A learning resource centre, equipped with the very latest in technology, is a superb place for individual study, or to relax and use the internet. The Centre overlooks the large external courtyard, where students can mix, mingle and chill.

      In state-of-the-art hair and beauty salons, including a nail bar, we are training the next generation of hairdressers and beauticians. These professional salons offer live training environments to our students, with treatments for both men and women available at affordable prices. There are also industry standard facilities for the study of construction and engineering, motor vehicle and electrical courses.