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Health, Social Care and Early Years Level 1

Course code: CFAM100P

Subject area: Health & Social Care

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 1

Course details

Course time:

9:00am - 5:00pm

Days of week:

Monday to Friday

Course date:

11th Sep 2023 - 5th Jul 2024

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

This introductory course will give you an insight into both the health and social care and early years sectors, and will enable you to explore the types of roles within each sector. Are you caring and compassionate and interested in a career helping others? Then this is the course for you.

As part of your study programme you will also have the opportunity to attend a work experience placement, take part in enrichment activities and work on your maths and English skills.

Course units

The course consists of mandatory units and optional units which include:

• Principles and Values

• Awareness of Protection and Safeguarding

• Communication

• Equality and Inclusion

• Health and Safety

• Person-Centred Support

What next?

This course is ideal for developing basic skills in the health and social care and early years, English and maths before progressing on to the Level 2 Introduction to Health and Social Care and Early Years (Transition Programme). This course will also provide you with the necessary skills to apply for an apprenticeship.

Entry criteria

English & Maths GCSE at Grade 2, or Level 1 Functional Skills in both subjects.

Fee information

In addition to the main course fees given below there is an additional cost of £70for kit / clothing, £45 for course trips and visits and £25 for books. Further details will be provided at interview and also details of bursaries.

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

16-18 Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Books: £25.00

Kit / Clothing: £70.00

Materials: £45.00

Total Cost: £140.00

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Books: £25.00

Kit / Clothing: £70.00

Materials: £45.00

Total Cost: £140.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Books: £25.00

Kit / Clothing: £70.00

Materials: £45.00

Total Cost: £140.00

Qualifications received

On completion of this course you will receive an NCFE/CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings.

Learning & method assessment

All course work is teacher assessed using a variety of methods e.g. posters, leaflets, presentations.

User skills

You will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to prepare you for employment. Key transferable skills you will learn are communication skills, team working skills, independent study skills, inter-personal skills, organisational skills and time management skills.