About The Course
This qualification will develop the knowledge and awareness of the types of provision in the Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s sectors. They include the roles played by workers – from principles and values through to health and safety and working with others.
This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to develop an understanding of these settings before deciding whether working in the sector is for them. It allows learners to gain the knowledge, understanding and skills required for employment and/or career progression in the sectors. The opportunities for the development of transferable skills allows learners to tailor their learning to their interests through the provision of a broad range of optional units.
Advancements to Level 2 qualifications in health, social care or children’s settings provide learners with the opportunity to progress to employment, in due course, in a range of job roles in the care sectors.
The course will be delivered 3 days a week in college through classroom teaching, class visits as well as group and individual independent research to prepare for assignment work and 1 day a week in industry placement.
Four GCSEs at grade 1 – 2
The NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years or NCFE CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care. The knowledge gained will provide valuable learning should a learner choose to progress onto an Apprenticeship in a related area.
This qualification provides you with an introductory knowledge of working in health, social care and children and young people’s settings:
- Human growth and development
- Understand the range of service provision and roles within health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
- Understand the principles and values in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
- Awareness of protection and safeguarding in health and social care ( adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
- Introduction to communication in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
- Introduction to children and young people’s development
- Understand the importance of engagement in leisure and social activities in health and social care
- Introduction to the physical care of babies and young children
- Introduction to the development of children and young people through play
- Introduction to healthy lifestyle
- Introductory awareness of equality and inclusion in health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings
- Introductory awareness of health and safety in health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings
- Introductory awareness of person-centred support in health, social care and children’s amd young people’s settings
- Introductory awareness of working with others in health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings
- Introductory awareness of the importance of healthy eating and drinking for adults
A DBS will be required as you will be working with children and vulnerable adults, this is arranged by BCA at a cost of £60 payable on enrolment.
- Early Years Polo shirts are required for Industry Placement and can be purchased from goyalsbca.co.uk
All students are required to supply their own Stationery and in order to make the induction of your course as smooth as possible, it is essential that you are prepared before you start. The items you will need for your first day are:
- A full pencil case
- A notebook
- An A4 lever arch file, dividers and plastic poly pockets
- Highlighter pens
- Colouring pens
- Laptop or tablet (only if available to you)
Level 1 NCFE CACHE Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings.
First Aid training is crucial for a career in Early Years and therefore a compulsory part of your study programme is to undertake First Aid training here at college. A £20 fee will be made during your enrolment process to cover this.
Completion of this qualification is achieved through classroom-based learning which will be assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a range of methods. This could include tasks such as designing charts or leaflets, coursework or methods such as oral questioning.
Industry Placement is a fantastic opportunity for you to get hands-on experience and is also a compulsory and invaluable part of your course. Depending on your course and level you will be required to attend a weekly day placement and/or block placements of one week or more. This will be discussed with you once you commence your study programme.
We have a fantastic Industry Placement Team who will support you along your placement journey.