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Bradford College

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

Qualification Gained
NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings
Study Level
Adult, School Leavers, Level 1
1 year Full-time
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode
David Hockney Building


This qualification will develop your knowledge the types of services 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 on whether or not to work in this sector. 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 onto higher qualifications. You will attend College for up to five days per week and may have the opportunity of work experience in the summer term.

  Key Info

You will cover the following units:

  • Level 1 Award in Children and Young People’s Settings
  • Level 1 Award in Personal and Social Development
  • English and Maths

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

You will learn by a variety of methods including:

  • Class Discussions
  • Workshops
  • Case Studies
  • Class Activities
  • Roleplay
  • Assignment Work

You will benefit from:

  • Being taught by tutors with experience of working in the field of Health and Social Care
  • No examinations – this course is based on assignments
  • Support with your assignments
  • Access to a brilliant enrichment programme
  • Gain confidence and improve your self esteem
  • Have access to computers and laptops to help you with your studies

Entry to this course requires GCSE English and Maths at a grade 3/2 or D/E.

You will need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

English and/or Maths will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at Grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

Each unit is assessed by a unit assignment.

The tasks vary from assignment to assignment and may include:

  • Written Work
  • Posters
  • Verbal Questioning
  • Portfolio Building

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

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.


If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.