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Health & Social Care and Childrens and Young People's Settings, Level 1 Introduction

Course code: CFWQ100P

Subject area: Health & Social Care

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 1

Course details

9:00am - 5:00pm

Monday to Friday

5th Sep 2022 - 30th Jun 2023

Witney Campus

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01993 703 464

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.

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
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.
GCSEs at grade D/3 - G/1 and a successful interview. A clean DBS and reference check is essential.
In addition to the main course fees given below there is an additional cost of £70 for kit / clothing, £45 for course trips and visits and £25 for books. Further information will be supplied at interview and deatils of bursaries will also be provided.

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. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

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.

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: £1,112.50
Exam Fee: £0.00
Books: £25.00
Kit / Clothing: £70.00
Materials: £45.00

Total Cost: £1,252.50


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

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