This qualification is aimed at people considering a career in health and/or social care with adults or children and young people. It will start to develop knowledge and awareness of the types of provision in these sectors and the roles played by workers. It does not qualify learners to work directly with adults, children or young people but provides a starting point for deciding whether a career in the sector is right for them.
Updated April 2018
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learners must be at least 14 years of age. Learners do not need to be working as this is a knowledge only qualification.
To complete the Certificate learners must achieve 30 credits (16 credits from the mandatory units)
- Unit 101: Understand the range of service provision and roles within health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
- Unit 102: Understand the principles and values in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
- Unit 103: Introductory awareness of inclusion and disability
- Unit 104: Awareness of protection and safeguarding in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
- Unit 105: Awareness of health and safety in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
- Unit 106: Introduction to communication
- Plus14 credits from the option units
All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods which could include: written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or booklet, charts or diagrams or setting up an information board.
The qualifications will be pass or refer and all the assessment criteria for the chosen units must be achieved in order to obtain a pass.
On completing the qualification learners who wish to can progress onto the Certificate or Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings (QCF) For those who wish to pursue a career in the sector they could then progress onto a relevant level 2 qualification.
This is a 25-week course which runs from 9.30am - 12.30pm on a Tuesday, starting in November