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Working With People Level 1 at New College Nottingham

Course description

Have you thought about a career in caring for children and young people, but are not sure where to start? Then this is the course for you.

The caring profession is one that is admired not to mention relied upon by many. There’s never a dull moment when working with children and young people! Up for the challenge? Then sign up for the first steps in what promises to be a rewarding and fulfilling journey.

Starting with the basics and taking you through the range of services and roles in health, social care and child care the course will help you to understand more about the skills needed to work in this sector. 
Roles that you could interest you after completing the course and going on to study further include;  care assistant, social worker, child minder, educational assistant or you could even go on to study further progressing onto apprenticeships or the certificate for the children and young people’s workforce. 

Course content

This course is the first step that you will take to work in the childcare or health and social care sector and will provide a sound basis for you to progress onto further study within this area. You will be studying a National Skills Academy award in Social Care winning course, which demonstrates the excellent training that will be provided to you to help you progress. 

Taking you through the basics in order to understand the range of services and roles in health and social care and childcare, this course will help you to understand the principles and values in the sector.
You will also be taught the essentials in order to work in the health care sector including; awareness of protection and safeguarding, awareness of equality and inclusion, awareness of health and safety and awareness of person-centred support. 

You will also have an introduction to communication as well as receiving support with your personal and social development.

Entry requirements

You must have:

3 GCSEs or equivalent
A satisfactory interview 
Successful assessment activities including literacy and numeracy.


You will be assessed via course work, case studies, posters and leaflets.

Future opportunities

You could go onto study:

  • Level 2 Early Years with licence to practice
  • Level 2 Health and Social Care with licence to practice
  • An Apprenticeship in Childcare or Social Care

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Nottingham directly.

Last updated date: 25 April 2016

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