Level 1 Award Introduction H/S Care Settings

This qualification will develop the knowledge and awareness of the types of provision in the Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s sectors. They include the roles played by workers, from principles and values through to health and safety and working with others.
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This qualification:

• is aimed at learners who wish to develop an understanding of these settings before deciding whether working in the sector is for them
• allows learners to gain the knowledge, understanding and skills required for employment and/or career progression in the sectors
• allows learners to tailor their learning to their interests through the provision of a broad range of optional units
• provides opportunities for the development of transferable skills
• supports progression to Level 2 qualifications in health, social care or children's settings
• provides learners with the opportunity to progress to employment, in due course, in a range of job roles in the care sectors.

Who is the qualification suitable for?

Anyone considering a career in health and/or social care with adults or children and young people.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners should be at least 14 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements.

How many credits are required to complete the qualification?

The Award requires 10 credits.

How is the qualification assessed?

It will be assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a range of methods. This could include tasks such as designing charts or leaflets, coursework or methods such as oral questioning.

Do you need to be working to take the qualification?

No, as these are knowledge only qualifications.

How long does the qualification take to complete?

You can usually complete it in a year or less.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

The Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care, the Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce or the Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care.


This qualification does not qualify you to work but does provide a starting point for deciding whether a career in the sector is right for you.


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