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Introduction to Health and Social Care, Children and Young People’s Settings Level 1

  • Course Type: Diploma/Certificate

What can this course lead to?

If you have achieved the course and Level 1 Functional Skills in English and maths and are suitable to work in childcare or health and social care then you can study at level 2 in either of these subjects.

Who is it for?

If you’re looking to develop your basic skills in caring for children or are looking to boost your knowledge and skills in preparation for working within the health and social care industry then this course is perfect.

What is covered?

Preparing you to work in the care industry requires experience and knowledge, so throughout this course you will focus your study on the following area:

  • Safeguarding
  • Human growth and development
  • Caring for children and young adults
  • Online learning.

You will also be required to undertake a work placement one day a week throughout the year.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A minimum of grade 2/E in English and Maths or equivalent and the ability to demonstrate an interest in the subject.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code



1 Year



Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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Studying the course allowed me to secure an apprenticeship with a fostering agency, paving my path to my dream career in care. Those three years at Peterborough were the highlight of my life; I cherished every moment.

Emma Bines
Early Years Education and Care Level 3

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