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Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings Diploma Level 1 at Sandwell College

Course description

The course helps students develop basic skills required in caring for young children, from birth onwards, including an opportunity to work in a childcare setting towards the end of the programme. The course comprises nine mixed Vocational and PSD units with additional compulsory Functional Skills. Units include:
• introduction to children’s and young people’s development
• introduction to physical care of babies and young people
• introduction to the development of children and young people through play

Additional/Functional Skills include Literacy, ICT and Maths/Numeracy.
Students will be taught in a friendly, conducive teaching and learning environment through lectures, group discussions/debates, assignment workshops, visiting speakers and individual support by friendly and caring tutors.

Entry requirements

Learners need a positive attitude, commitment and self-motivation. All learners will be required to complete an initial assessment prior to the formal interview.

A DBS check will be required so that students can complete work placements as part of the course. Funding may be available for the DBS check, dependent on individual circumstances.


You will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include tasks set by CACHE such as designing charts or leaflets, coursework or methods such as oral questioning.

Future opportunities

You may be able to progress to a CACHE Level 2 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Childcare and Education or, if over the age of 18, the NVQ Level 2 Children’s Care, Learning and Development or the Level 2 Diploma course in Health and Social Care.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 June 2016

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