Course Details

If you like the idea of working with adults, young people or children and a career in either health, social or childcare then this course will offer you an introduction to professional practice, basic care, learning and development. It will give you a foundation of knowledge and practical skills and in addition will build your confidence, teamwork and communication skills.

Entry Requirements

•Minimum age 16 years. •No formal qualifications required •Two appropriate references (e.g. school / work experience) and a genuine interest in the sector.

Career options

To work in any of the sectors you will need to continue to study at least up to level 2. Students who achieve the CACHE Level 1 Diploma may progress to Level 2 Early Years or Level 2 BTEC First Certificate in Health and Social Care providing the required GCSE grades have been achieved. You will also need to complete 7 of the assignments at an extended level to gain a place on the Level 2 course.

Intro to Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings CACHE Level 1 Certificate

Five highlights

  • 1 Opportunities for spending time with a range of service users
  • 2 Passionate and supportive teaching team
  • 3 Experience a range of work related topics across the sector
  • 4 A wide range of enrichment activities
  • 5 A great experience of varied assessment activities

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 07.09.2020
  • Level 1 CACHE Certificate


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Course code Location Course length Start date
HCR251CF1A Chichester Campus 1 Year 07.09.2020

What you need to know

What will I study?

There are 14 units to this course and they cover a wide range of topics and themes. There are units from health care , social care and child care so that you have a range of experiences in your learning and it gives you the opportunity to decide which sector suits you best. You will cover topics such as Health and Safety, Values and Principles , Caring for Babies and Young Children and Types of Provision. The course is divided into 3 sections : the Award, the Certificate and the Diploma and you must complete and achieve all 14 units to be awarded the Level 1 Diploma. You will learn about working with people of all ages in a range of settings .

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by highly qualified lecturers who have much in the way of vocational experience. You will attend classes where the lessons will be engaging and interactive.There will be a wide range of teaching and learning methods including individual study , paired and small group work , presentations , handouts, and video clips. You will be supported in your learning throughout the course and your lecturers will make sure that you are given every opportunity to succeed.We have a fabulous

How will I be assessed?

There are no exams on this course , so you will be assessed through assignment work as the course progresses. Each unit has its own assignment, and these are done in a variety of ways such as posters , booklets , leaflets , mood boards and powerpoints. You will need to successfully pass all 14 unit assignments to achieve the full Level 1 Diploma.

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