Health and Social Care, Children and Young People Level 1

Course Information

  • Course Code: CC001
  • Duration: 1 academic year
  • Study mode: Full Time

This is an exciting course for you if you would like a career working within the Health, Social Care and Young People organisations. This study programme will help you decide which career choice is the right one for you.  Working within Health and Social Care, or Young People's organisations offers you an extremely varied and rewarding career.

Upon successful completion of your course you will gain a level 1 qualification in Health and Social Care and Children and Young People, which is awarded by CACHE, one of the most recognised awarding bodies in the UK.

During your course you will be able to undertake work placements, which will be set up for you and located near to your home town.  Work placements will really boost your CV.

Possible careers you can work towards include Early Years Practitioner, working within a Nursery or Primary School,  Social Worker and Support worker within a children's residential home.


What will I study?

You will study:-

  • Principles in Health and Social Care
  • Healthy eating and healthy living
  • Care routines for young children
  • Health and safety
  • Protection and safeguarding
  • Human growth and development

Depending upon your GCSE Maths and English Language grades, you will either work towards your GSCE Maths and English Language or Functional Skills in Maths and English Language.

Entry Requirements

You will need to have 4 GCSEs at Grade E/2 including English Language and Maths, or completion of an Entry level course.

You will be required to work towards a GCSE Grade C/4 in English Language and Maths as part of your Study Programme which we will support you through.

You will also need to have a successful DBS check.

How will I be assessed?

You will complete assignments throughout the year, inlcuding poster presentations, practical work and formal written tasks.

You will also be visited by an assessor whilst on a work placement and you will complete exams in English and Maths.

There re no formal exams for your level 1 qualification.

What can I do next?

On successful completion of the study programme you may be given the opportunity to progress onto a level 2 qualification in Childhood Studies, you have the choice between Playwork or Early Years Educator.  Or you may wish to progress onto the level 2 course in Health and Social Care. This is subject to achieving the relevant English and Maths qualifications.

Youl will also need to provide an excellent work placement report, a positive tutor reference and excellent attendance and punctuality.

Your Study Programme

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Career Options

Primary School Teacher

In this job you will help to give young children the best possible start in life. If you like spending time with young people, and want to work in education, a job as a primary school teacher could be perfect for you.

You will need to have enthusiasm for the subjects you teach. You’ll also need to be able to relate to pupils and their parents, and have patience and a good sense of humour.

One of the main routes into primary school teaching is to do Initial Teacher Education or Training (ITET) and get qualified teacher status. To do this you must have GCSEs in English, maths and a science subject. You will also need clearance by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Primary Care Graduate Mental Health Worker

If you would like to use a range of therapeutic techniques to help individuals and groups with mental health problems, this type of work might suit you.

As a primary care graduate mental health worker (PCGMHW) you would provide treatment and support to people with common mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression.

In this job you would need to have an in-depth knowledge of mental health issues. You would need to be able to communicate well with patients, to explain the options open to them. You would also need to be a good listener and able to gain patients' trust.

You will need a qualification in a relevant subject, such as psychology – many employers will expect you to have a degree, and the ability to work towards a related postgraduate certificate. Voluntary experience and a driving licence will also be very useful.

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Children's Nurse

If you enjoy helping and caring for children, this job could be ideal for you. A children's nurse provides care for children and young people with a wide range of conditions.

As a children's nurse, you will need to have the ability to comfort, reassure and gain the trust of patients. You’ll need excellent communication and listening skills. You’ll also need the authority and confidence to deal with children or parents in stressful circumstances.

To work as a children's nurse, you will need a Nursing and Midwifery Council approved degree. You must also agree to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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Nursery Worker

Nursery workers, sometimes called nursery nurses, work with babies and young children from birth to five years in childcare settings. They make sure that the children under their care develop and learn in a safe and supportive environment.

If you are committed to helping children thrive and get the best start in life, this could be the perfect career for you.

You will need a warm and positive approach, lots of creative ideas and a willingness to work as part of a team.

You do not always need formal qualifications to start training as a nursery worker, although a good standard of general education, such as GCSEs, including English and maths, would be helpful. For all jobs, you will need to have background checks carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Nursery Manager

A nursery manager or pre-school manager is in charge of the day-to-day running of a childcare setting. They manage and support staff, and make sure that the centre offers a safe and caring environment for children to develop and learn.

If you enjoy working with children and want a job with lots of responsibility, this could be a perfect career for you.

In this job, you’ll need strong leadership and communication skills. You'll also need good business skills and a clear understanding of child protection, early years care and education issues.

To work as a nursery manager, you will normally need a minimum of a nationally recognised Level 3 childcare qualification and two years’ experience of working with children.

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Social Worker

If you want to make a positive difference in the community, a career as a social worker could be a perfect choice for you. To become a social worker you will need to study a three-year undergraduate degree or a two-year postgraduate degree in social work that is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You will also need to pass background checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). As a qualified social worker your job will be to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds and be able to gain their trust, in order to help them. Often you’ll be put in situations where your tact, patience and understanding will be needed and you’ll need to assess and cope with these situations in a sensitive and non-judgemental way.?

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Social Work Assistant

If you want to help and support people in the community, this could be a great job for you. Social work assistants help qualified social workers. The clients you work with could be in the community, in hospitals and in other settings such as residential care homes.

Employers will usually consider experience to be more important than your qualifications. They may ask for a good standard of general secondary education. To be a social worker’s assistant you will need a practical and flexible approach to work. You will also need to be patient and understanding.

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Special Educational Needs Teacher

Special educational needs (SEN) teachers work with children and young people who have difficulties or disabilities. These children find learning harder than for most children of the same age. If you want to help children and you are looking for a role in education, this job could be perfect for you.

To become a special educational needs teacher, you will need to be able to deal with challenging behaviour. You’ll also need good organisational skills. To work as a special needs teacher you will need to have a teaching qualification and teaching experience.

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Special Needs Teaching Assistant

If you are keen to help children and want to work in a school, this could be an ideal job for you. Special needs teaching assistants help children with a wide range of learning, physical or behavioural difficulties.

Local education authorities (LEAs) and schools decide which qualifications and experience they expect. You are likely to need some experience to find paid work. A good way of getting this experience is by volunteering in your local school.

To be a special needs teaching assistant you will need to be patient, and firm when necessary. You must also be willing to help with children’s personal needs.

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You will study in our £18.3 million Beacon Centre which houses practical teaching rooms for care, cooking and creative activities. You will also have full use of the dedicated IT suites, library and resource centre, where you will have access to over 60 computers and 45,000 books. You will also have free WiFi access across the campus.

Enrichment & Employability

All of our learners will participate in 800 hours of work experience in a variety of settings including hospitals, care homes, day centres, childrens settings and dementia units. It is vital that you learn first aid, and our trained first aiders have the specialist equipment needed to train you with the necessary first aid skills and qualifications. 

Our learners will also have the opportunity to take part in volunteering opportunities such as coffee mornings for cancer charitites and soup kitchen volunteering. Both of which will enhance your CV and employability skills.