Course Name: Introduction to Health and Social Care and Childrens and Young People Level 1

Course Assessment Method

You will be assessed by your tutor using a range of methods. This could include a portfolio of evidence and written evidence such as designing charts or leaflets, coursework or methods such as oral questioning.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal qualifications, however a keen interest in childcare is essential. You must also supply details of two personal referees who are not relatives, as the college will need to write to them to obtain up to date references to support your application.

You will also be required to attend an interview at the college and we will request a school or college report.

What does it Cost?

This course is free if you are 16-18 years of age on August 31 of the calendar year in which you begin your studies. If you are 19+ years of age fees may apply, however help may be available. To see if you can receive any funding call our Student Services Team on 01325 503030. Course fees are payable to Darlington College. Registration and membership fees may be payable. All course fees are per year.

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

What's Involved

Course overview

This course will give you an introduction into caring for children aged between birth and 5 years of age, as well as health and social care. As part of this qualification, you will also achieve a Health Living Certificate.

This qualification encourages an understanding of the knowledge and the skills needed to care for young children. The course covers children's growth, learning and development. You will also have to attend a real working environment for a minimum of 1 day in the year. You will also learn the key areas of health and social care which will help with progression into the health or childcare environment or Level 2 course.

You have to attend tutor led sessions, practical sessions, workshops and tutorials. A variety of teaching methods are implemented to offer maximum learning opportunities throughout the programme of study.

What's Next

Progression onto the Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to Early Years Education and Care or Level 2 Healthcare Support

Course Information
Qualification Type: Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings (QCF)
Level: Level 1
Awarding Body:
Academic Year: 19/20
Start Date: September 2019

Apply Now