Course Overview

This qualification will develop your knowledge and awareness of the types of provision in the Health, Social Care and Children and Young People's sectors. It is aimed at those who wish to develop an understanding of these settings before deciding whether working in the sector is appropriate.

The qualification will allow you to gain the knowledge, understanding and skills required for employment and/or career progression in the sectors and will provide opportunities for the development of transferable skills and progression to higher qualifications.

You will attend College for three or four days per week and will be required to attend a two week  placement in an appropriate setting in March or April.

Course Structure

Units studied include:

  • Level 1 Award in Children and Young People's Settings
  • Level 1 Certificate in Personal and Social development
  • Level 1 Award in Employability Skills.

As part of the course you will learn about service provision and the principles and values within early years.


Entry Requirements

A minimum of  GCSE English and mathematics at Grade F/1.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and interview will be required.

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at Grade A*-C in these subjects when you commence your course.

How Will I Learn?

You will learn by a variety of methods which may include:

  • Class discussions
  • Workshops
  • Case studies
  • Class activities
  • Role play
  • Assignment work.

Skills You Will Develop

You will develop employability skills with sessions covering job applications, CV and interview skills and look at personal social development with an emphasis on self-reflection.

On completion of the course you will be in a position to progress to a Level 2 course such as:

  • Introduction to Early Years and Education
  • Certificate in Early Years and Primary Settings
  • Health and Social Care
  • An apprenticeship.



  • Tutors with experience of working in the field of Health & Care
  • No examinations
  • Good support with assignments
  • Good enrichment programme.

Expect Also To

  • Gain confidence and improve your self esteem
  • Use computers and the internet to help with your studies.

How You Will Be Assessed

Each Unit is assessed through a unit assignment. Tasks within these assignments vary and you will be assessed using methods such as: written work, posters, verbal questioning and portfolio building.

Things You May Need

  • Pens
  • Paper
  • A4 Files
  • Memory sticks.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088214.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.
Tel: 01274 088214
Email: [email protected].