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Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings (QCF) at Cambridge Regional College

Course description

This qualification is aimed at people considering a career in health and/or social care with adults or working with children and young people.

You will study a variety of units over one year including:

• Provision of roles in Health, Social Care and Childcare
• Principles and values in Health, Social Care and Childcare
• Awareness of safeguarding
• Introduction to communication
• Awareness of equality and inclusion
• Awareness of health and safety

Entry requirements

You will need to have achieved a 2 GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above.

Once at the college you will have to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check.  It is not possible to complete the course without satisfactory clearance.  It is also a requirement that students on this course are independent workers within the placement settings.In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.


We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

Financial information

We are committed to providing financial support to learners where it is available. We would actively encourage you to enquire about possible financial support as soon as you can. Depending on your situation, you may qualify for a contribution towards College costs such as kit, equipment, residential fees, meals, childcare etc. Enquiries can be made to

Future opportunities

On completing the qualification, learners who wish to pursue a career in either Health or Social Care or Childcare can progress to other Level 1 or 2 qualifications such as the NCFE CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children and the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to Early Years Education and Care or the BTEC Level 2 First Certificate in Health and Social Care.
You may also join an apprenticeship programme.

Further information

We would encourage you to visit one of our Cambridge Regional College Open Days:

Huntingdon: Thursday 7th February 2019 9:30am-12:30pm
Cambridge: Saturday 9th February 2019 9:30am-12:30pm
Cambridge: Wednesday 3rd April 2019 4:30pm-7:30pm
Huntingdon: Thursday 2nd May 2019 4:30pm-7:30pm
Cambridge: Thursday 13th June 2019 4:30pm-7:30pm
Huntingdon: Saturday 15th June 9:30am-12:30pm

If you need any more information about any of our courses, please request a copy of our full-time prospectus or contact our Information & Advice Team on 01223 226315.

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply online via or by using the Cambridge Area Partnership application form (depending on your school). Please ask your careers teacher at school.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a college Welcome Event, which gives you and your parents/carers the opportunity to have a look around the College, talk to the tutors and ask any questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you at the College soon!

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: 30 January 2019
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    • Information and Advice Team
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