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Health and Social Care and Children's Care (combined) Level 1 Diploma at Coleg y Cymoedd

Course description

This course will help you gain confidence to progress further in your chosen occupational area and will enhance your own personal development, helping you to achieve your goals in education and training

The course programme also includes the Welsh Baccalaureate at Foundation level.

Course content

You will study a variety of units, which could include Health & Social Care for Children, Young People & Adults, Health & Safety, Preparation for Employment, Play & Practical Activities, Personal Development, and Nutrition.

You will also study Essential Skills for Work & Life, Communications and Application of Number. In order to gain the Diploma, you must be able to undertake practical work experience.

Entry requirements

You will require 3 GCSEs at A*- E, which must include Maths and English/Welsh, or equivalent, plus two satisfactory references, including an attendance record, and DBS clearance.

You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.


You will be asked to complete assignments during the year and will be assessed on these. To achieve the Diploma, you will be assessed in a real work environment. CACHE recommends that a minimum of 80% attendance is essential to successfully complete the course.

Financial information

FT Registration Fee - £20.00

Future opportunities

After successfully completing the Diploma, you may be able to progress to the CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development or to Level 2 BTEC Health and Social Care.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coleg y Cymoedd directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2016
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