Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Childrens and Young Peoples Settings Level 1 | Ashington Campus | EYR0058F |Northumberland College
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Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Childrens and Young Peoples Settings Level 1

Location:
Ashington Campus
Level:
1
Course Code:
EYR0058F
Awarding Body:
NCFE
Qualification:

NOCN Diploma in Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development (QCF) Level 1

Start Date:
10 September

Who is the course for?

The course is designed to provide an introduction to working in the care sector with people of all ages as well as building confidence and developing general employment skills. Learners will gain an overview of key skills and areas of knowledge in order to inform further study and/or employment choices in the care sector.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

You don't need any formal qualifications to join this course, however you will need to have good communication skills and a strong interest in working with people in care settings. DBS clearance and references required.

What will I study on the course?

You will learn the important aspects of caring for children and also adults of different ages and with learning disabilities. You will spend time visiting work settings such as schools and care homes and you will also undertake a two week work placement.

You will take part in practical activities, plan trips and visits and take part in voluntary community-based activities to develop your independent learning. Ideal if you would like to train and prepare for a career working with children and young people or in health and social care.

The course runs for 3 days per week over 1 year including a mandatory block placement of no less than 60 hours.

All units will internally be assessed, your progress is monitored through a portfolio of evidence developed using a range of methods including practical assessments, observations, written assignments or tasks relevant to the care workforce. There are no exams in this qualification which is awarded at a pass if a learner is able to demonstrate competent learning and achievement against all assessment criteria for each unit studied.

Learners who do not hold GCSE English and maths at grade C, will be required to study towards these qualifications starting at an appropriate level (determined by initial assessment). You will also have complement your studies with other qualifications such as Alcohol Awareness Level 1, Mental Health Awareness Level 1 and Personal Safety Level 1 that will help you to develop your personal skills and towards gaining employment.

NOCN Diploma in Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development (QCF) Level 1

After completing the course you could study Level 2 Health and Social Care, Level 2 Early Years Educator or Level 2 Introduction to Caring for People of All Ages.

Many of our learners study for free with a Fee Waiver when they are in receipt of qualifying benefits or studying a first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and meet age restrictions or are aged between 16-18.

If you are not entitled to a Fee Waiver, you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help with paying your course fees, or if you are aged over 19 and planning to study at Level 3 or 4 and have not previously studied at Level 3 or above you will be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan that covers the costs of your tuition fees. The loan will not cover the cost of any examination / registration fees and these will need to be paid for separately, or you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help cover the cost.

All learners may also apply for help with the cost of travel to college and the college may be able to help with the costs of childcare, travel, books, equipment and meals.

For more information our Help Hub team is available on 01670 841 200 or email helphub@northland.ac.uk.

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here and registering, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 841 200, email helphub@northland.ac.uk or drop in to one of our open events.

Alternatively, if this is the course for you please click Book and Enrol Now – please note this option is only available for certain courses.

Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here http://www.northumberland.ac.uk/events/

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