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Introduction to Health & Social Care & Children BTEC Level 1 at South Tyneside College

Course description

This qualification will help you to develop the knowledge and awareness of the types of provision in the Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s sectors. It includes the roles played by workers in the sector – from principles and values through to health and safety and working with others.

The qualification is appropriate for anyone considering a career in health and/or social care with adults or children and young people.

Studying the Certificate and Diploma allows you the option to take units in more specialised areas such as learning disability, sensory loss or mental health.

Course content

If you decide to continue your studies at South Tyneside College your study programme will look like this

  • A main qualification: Edexcel BTEC Level 1 - Introduction to Health and Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings

  • Preparation for the world of work leading to work placement and enterprise

  • Enrichment activities such as visits, sports activities and enterprise

  • Continuing of English and Maths to at least GCSE level for those who need to do so

Entry requirements

A range of GCSE subjects at grade D-G and an interview with a member of the Health, Care or Early Years staff.


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

Future opportunities

On successful completion, with appropriate attendance and attitude to learning you could progress to the BTEC Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care with the appropriate Maths and English grades or the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Potential employment opportunities would include playgroup or mother and toddler group assistant or assisted support in a care environment. Candidates should note that further training in any health, social or child care setting is expected after a level 1 programme.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 August 2016

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