School Leaver

Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course Location: Course Type:
September 1 Year Level 1 Full-Time Bede Campus Full-time Vocational Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

Embark on an enlightening journey with the Level 1 qualifications in Health, Social Care, and Children’s and Young People’s Settings. Designed for students post-GCSE with a passion for making a difference, this course suite—comprising an Award, Certificate, and Diploma—offers a foundational understanding of the sector, perfectly suited for those considering a career in these compassionate and vital professions.

Through a flexible and engaging curriculum, you'll explore the variety of services and roles within health and social care, as well as early years and childcare settings. The program delves into essential topics like safeguarding, communication, equality, and health and safety, alongside person-centred support and professional development. This qualification enriches your knowledge through theoretical studies, which you can apply to real-world scenarios, despite not requiring current workplace engagement.

As you advance through the course, the units are designed to build on each other, enhancing both depth and scope of knowledge. This progression prepares you for further education and training opportunities, equipping you with the understanding needed to make informed decisions about your future career path in health or social care.

Join us to gain insights from experienced educators, benefit from comprehensive support materials, and take your first step towards a fulfilling career dedicated to helping others. Whether you aim to work with children, young people, or adults, these qualifications open doors to a future where you can truly make a difference.

No formal entry requirements.

Study level Cost
19+ please enquire

Unlock your future in health and social care with our dynamic teaching approach, tailored to inspire and engage. Our Level 1 qualifications blend interactive coursework with practical insights, facilitated by expert educators dedicated to your learning journey. Assessment is varied and accessible, including written assignments, projects, and presentations that reflect real-world scenarios. This method ensures you not only learn but also apply your knowledge effectively, preparing you comprehensively for further education or a fulfilling career in this compassionate field. Join us and transform your passion into professional readiness.

GCSE Maths and English are crucial stepping stones for students aiming to excel in the NCFE CACHE Level 1 course. Proficiency in English enhances your ability to communicate effectively, comprehend course materials, and excel in assessments through clear expression. Meanwhile, GCSE Maths equips you with the analytical skills necessary to handle data and problem-solve in real-world care scenarios. Together, these core subjects form the backbone of a well-rounded educational foundation, empowering you to thrive academically and professionally in the health and social care sectors. Elevate your career potential by mastering these key disciplines, setting the stage for success in this compassionate and challenging field.

Forge strong connections with the health and social care industry through our well-established network of professional partnerships. These partnerships not only enrich your learning experience with real-world insights but also provide valuable professional exposure.

By enrolling in this course, you'll benefit from guest lectures, workshops, and seminars led by experienced practitioners. These interactions provide you with up-to-date industry knowledge and trends, preparing you for a seamless transition from academic study to professional employment. Our strong industry links open doors for internships, job placements, and further career development opportunities, ensuring you are well-prepared to excel in your chosen field.

Discover your potential in health and social care with the Level 1 qualifications. Designed for students with a passion for helping others, this course provides foundational knowledge of various care settings and roles. You’ll explore key topics such as safeguarding, communication, and health and safety, all through engaging, theoretical studies. Ideal for post-GCSE learners contemplating a career in this vital sector, these qualifications offer a first step toward making an informed choice about your professional future in health or social care, empowering you to make a real difference in people's lives.

What’s next?

Upon completing the Level 1 course, students are poised to advance their studies and career prospects. This qualification paves the way to Level 2 certificates and diplomas in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People’s Workforce, offering deeper expertise and specialization. For those ready to enter the workforce, it provides a solid foundation in understanding health and social care environments, enhancing opportunities for entry-level positions in care settings. Continue your journey towards a rewarding career where you can make a significant impact on the lives of others every day.

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