Health, Science and Social Care Professions

Health and Social Care: Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children and Young People’s Settings Level 1 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course starts in September 2019 and will be completed in one year.

Entry requirements
  • Three GCSEs at grade 2/E including GCSE English
  • You will also require a good reference from school
  • You will also need to provide evidence of previous work experience in a related area

Students will normally take part in an interview prior to being enrolled on the programme.

You will achieve

CACHE Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings.

 

Last updated: 17th September 2018

Course overview

This programme can provide you with the opportunity to explore health and social care in its broadest context and aims to develop independent learners who are able to successfully progress in to health and social care related professions.

The qualification has been designed to develop knowledge and awareness of the types of provision in the health and social care sectors and the roles played by workers – from principles and values through to health and social areas such as learning disability or mental health.

These qualifications cover a wide range of key subject areas in health and social care. The Level 1 certificate, allows learners to decide on whether a career in health and social care is right for them and then progress onto Level 2 courses in the field.

Course content

Students will complete 9 units, made up of 7 mandatory study units and 2 optional units.

Core units

  • Understand the range of service provision and roles within health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
  • Understand the principles and values in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
  • Awareness of protection and safeguarding in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
  • Introduction to communication in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
  • Introductory awareness of equality and inclusion in health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings
  • Introductory awareness of health and safety in health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings
  • Introductory awareness of person-centred support in health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings

Specialist Units

  • Introductory awareness of working with others in health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings
  • Introductory awareness of the importance of healthy eating and drinking for adults

How will I be assessed?

You will be continually assessed on this programme through a wide variety of course work, which may take several forms e.g. an essay, a report, a presentation, and/or group work. Although there is no formal end examination, you will need to complete and achieve a minimum of a pass grade for all your assignment work to be awarded the CACHE Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings.

What equipment will I need?

No specialist equipment required, although access to a computer and the internet from home would be of benefit.  A text book will be required for some subjects.

Where will I study?

SciTech Centre
Falcon Street
Barnsley
S70 2EY

What can I do next?

Education – Progression options – Level 2 Health and Social Care.
Employment – The course can form the foundations for future work in this industry.

 

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Want to join Barnsley Sports Academy and the Sports Village?

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

English and Maths

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths or a higher level maths qualification we can help you do that too.

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.

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Disclaimer

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Health and Social Care: Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children and Young People’s Settings Level 1 Full-time