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Bradford College

Health and Social Care

Qualification Gained
CACHE Level 1 Award in Health and Social Care
Study Level
Level 1
Course Type
Entry Level
1 year
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode
David Hockney Building


This introductory qualification is designed for learners who want to gain an introductory knowledge of working in Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings.

Please note that a uniform is required for this course, click here to purchase.

  Key Info

This qualification encourages an understanding of knowledge and skills needed for a career in both childcare and Health & Social Care where you will develop knowledge, skills, confidence and life skills needed to support your future progression n your career choice.

You will cover topics such as :

  • Communication (where we cover a wide range of communication methods used in all areas of health and social care)
  • Service Provision- learning about the many areas within Health & Social Care
  • Safe Guarding and Protection of adults, children and young people
  • Principles and Values

The course is based on a Programme of Study, which consists of:

  • The Vocational Qualification itself
  • A City & Guilds Employability and Personal Development Award
  • Maths and English
  • A Tutorial Programme
  • Work Experience

Learners will study three core Employability units and three sector specific units over the duration of the course.

Employability Units:

  • Keeping Safe
  • Careers
  • Team Work

Vocational Units:

  • Service Provision
  • Principles and Values
  • Protection and Safeguarding
  • Communication

Entry 3: There are no entry requirements for this level apart from an interest in the specified subject and the ability to commit to positive behaviours and attendance.

Level 1: You should have keen interest in Health and Social Course and achieved a 1 or 2 GCSE grade Entry level 3 qualifications with minimum Entry 3 at Maths and English are also accepted.

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.

Please note that a uniform is required for this course, click here to purchase.

You will be assessed through a range of methods that include coursework, assignments and presentations.

30 hours of relevant experience of work are included in the course. Our students work in partnership with the National Citizens Service (NCS) programme which helps to develop key employment skills and behaviours needed for progression to work.

Successful completion of the Level 1 in Health and Social Care can help you embark on a career in a Science related area. The subject can be the beginning of the journey to your career in Health and Social Care, such as becoming an Care Worker, Adult Nurse, Therapist and well as other health related occupations.

Please note that a uniform is required for this course, click here to purchase.

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won’t have to pay tuition fees.

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.

This course is delivered in partnership with
Bradford Teaching Hospitals
National Citizen Service
Sandale Community Development Trust