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Health and Social Care and Children’s and Young People Settings - Level 1 Diploma Introduction at Yorkshire Coast College

Course description

The CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children and Young People’s Settings is aimed at people considering a career in health and/or social care with adults or children and young people.

The course will develop knowledge and awareness of the types of roles in these industries – from principles and values through to health and safety and working with others. 

This qualification does not enable students to work directly with adults, children or young people but provides a starting point for deciding whether a career in the sector is right for them. 

Course content

The course will cover the following units:

  • The range of service provision and roles within health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
  • The principles and values in health and social care
  • Awareness of protection and safeguarding in health and social care
  • Introduction to communication in health and social care
  • Introductory awareness of equality and inclusion in health and social care
  • Introductory awareness of health and safety in health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings
  • Introductory awareness of the importance of healthy eating and drinking for adults
  • Introduction to the physical care of babies and young children
  • Introductory awareness of person-centred support in health and social care and children and young people’s settings
  • Introduction to children and young people’s development
  • Introduction to the development of children and young people through play
  • Introduction to learning disability
  • Introduction to healthy life style

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs grade D-G (this must include English and maths)

Good personal presentation skills and a professional manner.

Future opportunities

After successful completion of the Level 1 Diploma you can then choose to progress on to a Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in either Childcare or Health and Social Care.

For someone looking at a successful career in Childcare, they could find themselves working in nurseries, schools, playgroups, as a Private Childminder or in play-work, which encourages a child’s ability to learn and develop through fun activities.

The demand is really high at the moment for all the different jobs working with children, no matter what you want to do; there’s never been a better time to apply. 

The local average wage on entry in to a career in Childcare - depend on qualification – is £10,000 - £16,000.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 August 2016
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    • With outstanding facilities you'll find many realistic working environments which will provide you with innovating and inspiring spaces in which to learn.

      Refectory and Square Cat Café

      Our refectory at Lady Edith's Drive is the perfect place to relax and unwind, whether you want a quick snack, a healthy lunch or just to catch up with friends. Breakfast is served every weekday from 8.30am until 11am, after this a huge choice foods are available including a range of premium sandwiches, pizzas, salads, paninis, and jacket potatoes. Our two campuses each have their own refectories. 

      The Square Cat Café at Westwood is a great place to catch-up with friends. We offer hot and cold drinks and snacks. From time-to-time you might even catch a live performance from performing arts students.

      Our Learner Engagement Team also provide other activities across both sites throughout the year.

      Common Room

      The learner common room on Lady Edith's Campus is located on the ground floor and near the LRC. Here you can relax with your friends and play a game or pool and our Learner Engagement team are always on hand to help you or provide information on a range of activities they are organising. 

      Learning Resource Centre

      We have two interactive Learning Resource Centres across Yorkshire Coast College providing lending, reference and information services and offering you the chance to utilise the latest technologies and study aids. Our Learning Centres are also linked to the British Library, meaning no matter what you need, you will always have access to it. 

      ICT, Moodle & Wifi

      Yorkshire Coast College has a great range of academic facilities for both students and staff. Feel free to check books out from our libraries and use our professional printing services amongst our many other facilities at Yorkshire Coast College.

      Computing Services

      Technology and science are rapidly transforming our world, changing the way we do business, the way we learn, the way we communicate, and even the way we entertain ourselves. Yorkshire Coast College can give you everything you need to play your part in the modern world, and have a brilliant career, working at the forefront of technology. 

      Our ICT suites and ultra-modern facilities mean that your training and studies will see you networking computer systems, designing databases, manipulating graphics and images and learning more about hardware principles and user support. Both practical and theoretical study will play a major part in your course giving you a wide range of skills and knowledge, while working with the latest technologies.

      Printing Services

      Our Repro facility offers both students and the general public, first class business stationery, educational printing as well as a host of photographic and print finishing services, including both black and white and full colour prints. 

      Opening times are Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm & Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm For more information call: 01723 356172 

      Sports & Fitness

      Our Lady Edith's Drive offers a Sport & Fitness Suite which will is available to staff, students and community groups.