L1 Health, Care and Childhood Studies
If you are interested in developing skills in working with children or adults through practical activities, then this course is for you. With activities including creating picture books for children or a healthy meal for adults, you get a real feel for working with children and adults in health, care and childhood settings.
- Course Information
This qualification has been designed for learners who wish to achieve a Level 1 qualification in preparation for future study and will maximise opportunities for learners to progress by focusing on the development of transferable and sector-related skills. This level 1 qualification is for students that have an interest or would like to explore working in the fields of either childcare or health and social care.
The units you will be learning:
- Being organised
- Developing a personal progression plan
- Working with others
- Researching a topic
- Providing a children’s creative activity
- Supporting children’s learning through everyday experiences
- Planning a Safe childcare environment
- Communication skills for health and social care
- Advising others about healthy lifestyles
- Measuring older adults’ fitness levels for everyday tasks
- Preparing and Cooking food
- Serving food and drink
Work placement experience, use of our hospital facilities and enrichment opportunities
- Entry Requirements
For our Pre-Advanced Level 1 courses the entry requirements are 1 x GCSE at Grade 3, 1 x GCSE at Grade 2 & Maths or English Language at Grade 2 and Grade 1 in the other.
Some courses and subjects will have additional specific entry requirements or require DBS clearance to undertake placements. Information about this can be found on the Apply Portal, and on your offer letter which you will receive after your interview.
- How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through written and practical activities that are internally marked by your tutors. There is potential to gain distinctions in each unit and previously we have a record of students gaining highest grades. Upon successful completion of this course, students can move on to higher level study within the college or on to an apprenticeship. To aid this progression, students will also study English and maths.
- Progression Pathway
You can progress on to our Level 2 courses in Health & Social Care or Childcare.
- National Careers Service
For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.
- Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) for 16-18 Students
Students applying for this course undertake work placements with children and vulnerable people as part of their course. It is a requirement that all students complete a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check to confirm they do not have any cautions or convictions which would put in question their suitability to work in these areas. Students who do have convictions may not be able to complete this course. You will need to provide 3 ID documents. These can include; Birth Certificate, Driving License, Passport, Bank statement or a letter.
If this is a cause for concern please speak in confidence to a member of the Schools Liaison team, contact the Head of School or discuss this at one of the College Open Evenings.