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Children, Young People, Health & Care Level 1 Certificate at Lancaster and Morecambe College

Course description

This course will develop your knowledge of working in health and social care and children and young people’s settings and prepare you for Level 2 study. You will develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills essential for working successfully with children and young people. 

Course content

You will study: • Safeguarding • Communication • Healthy Eating • Children and Young Peoples Development You will have the opportunity of completing work experience with children and young people, or in a care setting. You will also study a range of City & Guilds units aimed at improving employability skills.

All students aged 16-19 are required to study Functional English and Maths qualifications or GCSE Mathematics and English if not already awarded a grade A*-C in these subjects. If you have a grade D at GCSE you will study maths and/or English GCSE. 

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D-G preferably including English or maths. Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.


This course is continuously assessed using a range of methods including course work and assignments. 

Financial information

There will be the cost of educational visits which will be organised for you during the course. This means you will need to pay £20 when you enrol. When working with children, you will need to wear the uniform. This too will be paid when you enrol, costing approximately:

• Polo shirt - £11.00 (mandatory)

• Sweatshirt - £14.00 (optional)

• Fleece jacket - £19.00 (optional).

Future opportunities

This course will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to progress onto the AIM Award in Family Care Skills or the BTEC Level 2 in Children’s Play, Learning and Development.

Further information

On completion of this course you will get the nationally recognised Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children and Young People’s Settings. 

Most of the work and study takes place in your timetabled College attendance, although occasionally you may be required to complete some work and study at home. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lancaster and Morecambe College directly.

Last updated date: 04 May 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
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