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Health, Social Care and Children and Young People’s Settings - Level 1 CACHE Introductory Diploma at Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Course description

This is a 37-credit qualification that consists of 20 credits from mandatory units and 17 credits from optional units. Some of the units will cover:

  • the range of service provision 
  • the roles within the service provision
  • values and principles
  • equality and inclusion 
  • protection and safeguarding
  • healthy eating
  • mental health
  • physical disability

Course content

As well as studying the BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings, you will also be expected to complete Functional Skills assessments in English and mathematics.

Develop the skills, knowledge, techniques and personal qualities essential for a successful performance in your working life.

You must undertake a work placement as part of this course to prepare for a career in this sector.

Study communication, human lifespan development, healthy living, creative and therapeutic activities, and equality and diversity.

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs with at least 2 points (grade E) plus English and maths with 3 points (grade D) OR
  • An Entry Level qualification with a minimum of two units achieved at Level 1, and a standard of literacy and numeracy appropriate to this level of study

You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course. You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.


You will be assessed through a variety of methods including projects, presentations, posters and assignments.

Future opportunities

What can I go on to study?

  • Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care
  • Other related Level 2 courses
  • An apprenticeship
  • Child and early years officers
  • Nursery nurses and assistants

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Vision West Nottinghamshire College directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016

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    • Our main campus at Derby Road has seen big changes as part of a £40 million redevelopment across the college. Home to our largest cohort of students, the campus is made up of dedicated study zones for curriculum areas; equipped with the latest facilities and state-of-the-art technology which ensures our students become work-ready.

      The campus is also home to our commercial venues, Butterflies Day Nursery, a 150-seat theatre, fine dining restaurant and hair and beauty salon and spa; giving students the opportunity to gain the practical skills needed for employment.

      Vision University Centre, which offers university-level education to the people of Mansfield and Ashfield is also based here.