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Introduction to Health & Social Care and Children & Young Person's Setting CACHE Level 1 Diploma at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Course description

The Level 1 Diploma is a practical, work-related course. You will complete projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities as part of this course. It introduces you to various categories of provision in the Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s sectors, which includes roles played by workers in their sectors.

Course content

Learners study a combination of units to achieve a total of 37 credits. Unit topics include; an introduction to the vocational sectors of Child Studies and Health & Social Care, Human Growth and Development, Caring for Babies, Health and Safety, Safeguarding, Disabilities, Healthy Eating, Leisure Activities, Career progression and self-management skills. Learners will also study maths and English. There will be an opportunity to spend four weeks in work placements relevant to your chosen career.

Entry requirements

Candidates will be asked to attend a formal interview. At this interview you will be required to bring a satisfactory reference from a previous educational establishment. You will need to achieve a minimum of Entry Level 2 in an English assessment which will be arranged by the college following your interview. You will also be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).


All assessment is through assignment work.

Financial information

You will require stationery equipment, uniform, which is to be worn whilst in a practical child care placement, and text books.

We offer a bursary that students can apply for help with costs that are associated with a course. This could be help with the cost of travel, books, materials, equipment, uniforms, childcare and examination and registration fees. To find out more about bursaries available at the College, please speak to Customer Services.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this course enables you to apply for either/or a Level 2 Child Studies course or Health & Social Care Course subject to Math’s and English grades.

Further information

There is a requirement to complete 100 placement hours.

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: 04 October 2017
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    • Located in South Wigston, our £43million college campus has everything you need all in one place!

      • Purpose-built Engineering facility
      • Construction Workshops
      • Hair & Beauty Salons – open to the public
      • Gym
      • Eating Place, including an onsite Costa Coffee
      • Library
      • Onsite nursery
      • Multi-faith room
      • Student Lounge

      Subjects available to study include:

      • Apprenticeships
      • Accounting
      • Business
      • Child Development and Education
      • Computing & IT
      • Construction
      • Engineering
      • FE Choices
      • Foundation Learning
      • Hair & Beauty
      • Health & Social Care
      • Media & Games Design
      • Motor Vehicle
      • Public Services
      • Sport
      • Travel & Tourism

      To find out more about South Leicestershire College:

      0116 264 3535