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Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings Level 1 at New College Durham

Course description

This course will provide you with the general skills, knowledge and understanding of working with individuals in Health, Social Care and Childcare settings.  It also provides the opportunity to build confidence and ability to study towards a higher level.

Course content

You will study a wide range of units including service provision, communication, equality, safeguarding and health and safety. This course will provide you with the general skills, knowledge and understanding of working with individuals in health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings.


Functional Skills 
Functional skills are the core elements of English, Maths and ICT that will provide you with essential skills, knowledge and an understanding of how these areas of study operate within the wider context.  They are delivered alongside the main programme and are independently assessed through exams.   

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are required but a number of GCSEs at grades D-G are desirable. A clear DBS (formerly CRB) is essential for placement requirements.

Future opportunities

You may progress onto Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care or Childcare and Education if you achieve an overall pass in this course. There are also opportunities as an Apprentice in Adult Social Care.

Related careers
Primary or nursery education teaching professional Primary (and middle school deemed primary) and nursery education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction to children at all levels up to the age of entry into secondary education.
Senior care worker Senior care workers routinely oversee and monitor care workers, care assistants and home carers. They also attend to the personal needs and comforts of the elderly and the infirm with care and support needs (‘service users’) within residential care establishments, day care establishments or in their own homes.
Care worker or home carer Care workers and home carers attend to the personal needs and comforts of the elderly and the infirm with care and support needs (‘service users’) within residential care establishments, day care establishments or in their own homes.
Houseparent or residential warden Houseparents and residential wardens are responsible for the care and supervision of children, young offenders and the elderly within residential homes and nurseries, schools or institutions for young offenders.
Ambulance staff (excluding paramedic) Ambulance staff transport sick, injured and convalescent persons and give first aid treatment in emergencies.
Nursing auxiliary or assistant Nursing auxiliaries and assistants assist doctors, nurses and other health professionals in caring for the sick and injured within hospitals, homes, clinics and the wider community.

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Durham directly.

Last updated date: 21 April 2016

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