Level 1 Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings

The free Distance Learning Level 1 Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings qualification is suited to someone who has just begun or is thinking of working in either Health and Social Care or with young people.  You will gain the knowledge and understanding  of what is involved in working in these different settings.

This course is aimed at support workers, residential and domicilary workers, childcare or early years workers, health care assistants and voluntary or unpaid carers.

Course Duration Course Duration: 8 weeks
Course Level Course Level: Level 1
Course Fees Course Fees: Free
What You Will Learn

In the free distance learning Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings course you will cover:

Unit A – Understand the range of service provision and roles within health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare

Unit J – Understand the principles and values in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare.

Unit R -Awareness of protection and safeguarding in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare.

Unit T – Introduction to communication in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare.

Entry Requirements

Due to the nature and course delivery of distance learning we require all applicants to hold a minimum of English Literacy Level 1 or equivalent.

How is it Assessed

Each candidate is required to give written responses to questions, which will be submitted to a qualified script marker to assess. These responses can either be handwritten in the assessment booklets, or typed using electronic templates, which are provided at induction.  Candidates are issued with workbooks to assist with assessments.

You will be required to submit 4 assessments each taking 2 weeks to complete.

Course Documents Important Information

This course is currently being subsidised by the college and is, therefore, free of charge at present UNLESS you fail to complete it; in which case you will be liable to pay £85 to cover the cost of materials.

Courses are fully funded subject to learner eligibility and changes in government funding. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss the eligibility criteria otherwise we will confirm eligibility upon receiving your application. You must also be able to confirm the following:

· You are in receipt of one of the following benefits

Job Seekers Allowance

Employment Support Allowance

Universal Credit

Income Support, Housing Benefit, Pension Guarantee Credit

Council Tax Benefit (not single occupancy reduction)

Employment Support Allowance (not WRAG)

Working Tax Credit (only for non-working partner)

· You are not in paid employment OR you work less than 16hrs per week AND earn less than £330 a month

· You are taking the course to gain skills to enter employment

· You are actively seeking employment and preparing for employment.

Awarding Body Information

For further information about the course and to see the course specification, please visit the awarding body’s website ncfe.org.uk and search for the course code: 600/1211/0.

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