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Health Social Care
Level 1

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


1 year
21 weeks


Rush Green Campus


Sept 2024
Jan 2025



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.

You will need to have GCSE Maths, English Language and two additional subjects at grade 2 (E) or above.

As part of the application process you will also be asked to explain why you want to study this course, so that we can ensure any course offer made aligns to your career goals.

Entry to this course is dependent on the outcome of a Disclosing and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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.