Level 1

NCFE/CACHE Introduction to Health, Social Care and Young People's Settings


21 weeks
1 year


Rush Green Campus


Jan 2023
Sep 2023


Adult 19+

This course is offered as a full-time programme for 16-18 year olds, or part-time for adult learners aged 19+.

You will learn the knowledge and understanding around the Health & Social Care sector including health & safety, equality & diversity, job opportunities, healthy lifestyle and many more.

There are no exams on this course. You will be assessed via written assignments.

You will study 3 days a week, including your study programme of Maths, English, work experience and tutorials.

To study on the full-time course you'll need a GCSE grade 1/2 in English and Maths.

You can join the part-time course if you have Functional Skills level 1 in English.

Our staff are here to support you in your learning journey. They all have recent industry experience, and many of them continue to work in care alongside their teaching.

50 hours of placement time must be completed as part of the course.

Working in the industry allows you to put your knowledge into practice. It'll also help with progressing to further study or when looking for jobs.

For 16-18 year olds, completion of the course leads on to the Level 1 Diploma.

For adult learners, completing this course means you can progress to the Level 2 in Adult Care qualification.

Where it can lead to
You could progress to the following courses
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.