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Introduction to Health and Social Care and Childrens and Young Peoples Settings - Level 1 Certificate at Chichester College

Course description

If you like the idea of working with adults, young people or children and a career in either health, social or childcare then this course will offer you an introduction to professional practice, basic care, learning and development. It will give you a foundation of knowledge and practical skills and in addition will build your confidence, teamwork and communication skills within the vocational framework.

Course content

The course is made up of 14 units that will be assessed by a variety of methods including projects, written assignments and practical tasks. As students progress through the course, they will achieve the Award followed by the Certificate. Functional skills qualifications in Maths and English will be taught alongside the course. Example units include: • Person Centred Approach • Healthy Eating • Preparing for your Next Steps • Values and Principles • Range of Service Provision.

Teaching and learning through taught sessions, group work, role play, self study and practical tasks.

Entry requirements

•Minimum age 16 years. •No formal qualifications required •Two appropriate references (e.g. school / work experience) and a genuine interest in the sector.


All units will be internally assessed through a variety of methods including projects, written assignments and practical tasks.

Financial information

For all fee details please refer to the Chichester College website.

Future opportunities

Students who achieve the CACHE Diploma may progress to a Level 2
Award/Certificate/Diploma in Childcare and Education or Level 2
BTEC First Diploma in Health and Social Care (with tutor references).

Further information

We have laptops, mini white boards and group white boards to enhance
your learning. You will be enrolled on ChiOnline - an online support
resources with resources and activities to enhance your learning.
No course fee but there may be small costs for trips and events throughout
the year. You will need a memory stick, notebook and pens.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 April 2016
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    • Chichester is our main campus; right in the heart of the city, with lovely views of the Cathedral, across beautiful areas of parkland. Although relatively small, Chichester still has all the entertainment facilities you’d expect from much larger cities, such as cinemas, a leisure/sports centre, swimming pool, golf courses, a bowling alley, sports clubs, galle