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Introduction to Health & Social Care and Children & Young Person's Settings CACHE Level 1 Diploma at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Course description

The Level 1 Diploma is a practical, work-related course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities. It introduces you to the types of provision in the Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s sectors. They include the roles played by workers – from principles and values through to health and safety and working with others.

Course content

Learners study a combination of units to achieve a total of 37 credits. Unit topics include; an introduction to the vocational sectors of Child Studies and Health & Social Care, Human Growth and Development, Caring for Babies, Health and Safety, Safeguarding, Disabilities, Healthy Eating, Leisure Activities, Career progression and self-management skills. Learners will also study maths and English. There will be an opportunity to spend four weeks in work placements relevant to your chosen career

Entry requirements

Potential candidates will be asked to attend a formal interview. At interview you will be required to bring two character references and achieve a minimum of Entry 2 in the English assessment. You will also need a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS), this will be arranged by the college following interview.


Your work will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include tasks set by CACHE such as designing charts or leaflets, coursework or methods such as oral questioning.

Financial information

Stationery equipment plus plastic wallets and a folder.

We offer a bursary that students can apply for help with costs that are associated with a course. This could be help with the cost of travel, books, materials, equipment, uniforms, childcare and examination and registration fees. To find out more about bursaries available at the College, please speak to Customer Services.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the course would enable the learner to apply for a level 2 Child Studies course (subject to Maths and English grades) or Health & Social Care course.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: E0174
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