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Key Facts

Level:
Entry Level 3
Subject Sector:
1.3 Health and Social Care
Credits:
18
Qualification No:
600/8829/1
GLH:
151 hours
Total qualification time:
180 hours
Price:
£73.00 per learner
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    These qualifications are intended to provide learners with a broad introduction to the health and social care sector, equipping learners with underpinning knowledge and skills specific to the sector alongside a range of transferable employability skills. They are designed to support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in health and social care or other related sectors.

    The Skills for Health and Social Care qualifications form part of our Suite of Skills qualifications that cover a number of sectors and are available at Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2. The employability skills units are common across the suite, enabling easy transfer of credits between qualifications and supporting opportunities for cross-faculty working.

    The qualifications have been developed with the support of a number of further education colleges, training providers and adult and community learning providers. They have been designed to be consistent with the principles for study programmes for 16-19 year olds but are also relevant, particularly in the case of the smaller qualifications, for adults including the unemployed. These qualifications are also suitable for pre 16 learners.

    Changes to our “Skills for…” qualifications

    The recent review of our Vocational qualifications has resulted in changes to qualifications in the Health and Social Care sector that will come in to effect as of the 1st August 2020. Please refer to the new Skills for Health and Social Care (Adults and Children) qualification specification or unit spreadsheet for further details.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete the four mandatory units from Group M, totalling 8 credits. In addition, they must complete a minimum of 4 credits from Group O1 (Optional units - Health and Social Care) and 6 further credits from either Group O1 or Group O2 (Optional units - Employability Skills, English and Maths). Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title.


    Units

    Mandatory

    A minimum of 8 credits must be completed from this group

    Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/7420
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    Person-Centred Support in Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/504/7431
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    Principles and Values in Health and Social Care, Adults and Children and Young People, Early Years a

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/504/7435
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    Working in Health and Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/7434
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    Optional units: Health and Social Care Skills

    A minimum of 4 credits must be completed from this group.

    Dementia Awareness

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Dementia Awareness

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/504/7436
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    Development Needs of Young Children

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Meeting the Development Needs of Young Children

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/504/7499
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    Effective Communication in Health and Social Care

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Effective Communication in Health and Social Care, Early Years and Childcare

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/7669
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    Encourage Children and Young People to Eat Healthily

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Encourage Children and Young People to Eat Healthily

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/602/6328
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    Growth and Development of Young Children

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Growth and Development of Young Children

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/504/7497
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    Health and Safety

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Health and Safety in Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/504/7430
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    Introductory awareness of health and safety in health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/502/9717
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    Healthy Eating and Drinking for Adults

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Healthy Eating and Drinking for Adults

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/504/7634
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    Human Growth and Development

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Human Growth and Development

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/601/3407
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    Introduction to Autistic Spectrum Condition

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Introduction to Autistic Spectrum Condition

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/602/6309
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    Introduction to Disability Awareness

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Introduction to Disability Awareness

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    M/602/5022
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    Introduction to Learning Disability

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Introduction to Learning Disability

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/602/6310
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    Introduction to Mental Health

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Introduction to Mental Health

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/602/6374
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    Introduction to Physical Disability

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Introduction to Physical Disability

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/602/6311
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    Introduction to Sensory Loss

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Introduction to Sensory Loss

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/602/6372
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    Introduction to the Development of Children Through Play

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Introduction to the Development of Children and Young People Through Play

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/602/6315
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    Leisure Activities for Adults

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Leisure Activities for Adults

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/504/7437
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    Planning a Healthy Diet

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Planning a Healthy Diet

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/7640
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    Play Activities for Young Children

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Play Activities for Young Children

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/7501
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    Protection and Safeguarding

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Protection and Safeguarding in Health and Social Care Adults and Children and Young People, Early Years and Childcare

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/504/7432
    Click here to view full unit details
    Providing Support at Mealtimes

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Providing Support at Mealtimes

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/504/7438
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    Working with others

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Introductory awareness of working with others in health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/502/9719
    Click here to view full unit details

    Working with Others in Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/504/7433
    Click here to view full unit details
    Optional units: Employability, English and Maths

    A maximum of 6 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Employability Skills

    A maximum of 6 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Applying for a Job

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/617/4047
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    Career Planning

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/617/4061
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    Communication Skills for Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/617/4080
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    Conduct at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/617/4070
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    Customer service skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/4073
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    Digital Skills for Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/617/4158
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    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/4090
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    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/617/4087
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    Health and Safety in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/617/4094
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    Interview Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/617/4099
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    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/617/4102
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    Making the Most of Work Placement

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4103
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    Negotiation Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/617/4108
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    Numeracy Skills for Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/617/4149
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    Searching for a Job

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/617/4131
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    Self-Management Skills for Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/617/4134
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    Setting and Meeting Work-Related Targets

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4138
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    Skills for Creative Thinkers

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/504/6299
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    Skills for Effective Participants

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/6249
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    Skills for Independent Enquirers

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/504/6248
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    Skills for Reflective Learners

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/504/6902
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    Solving Work-Related Problems

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/617/4143
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    Time Management

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/617/4146
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    Working Safely

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    T/617/4127
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    Working in a Team

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/617/4152
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    Working with Colleagues

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4155
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    English

    A maximum of 6 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Engage in Discussion

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Engage in Discussion

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/505/6129
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    Engage in Discussion

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/505/6321
    Click here to view full unit details
    Listen and Respond

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Listen and Respond

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/505/4135
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    Listen and Respond

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/505/6319
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    Read for Information

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Read for Information

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/6127
    Click here to view full unit details

    Read for Information

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4131
    Click here to view full unit details
    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/6126
    Click here to view full unit details

    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/505/6318
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    Speak to Communicate

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Speak to Communicate

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/505/6128
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    Speak to Communicate

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/505/6320
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    Write Accurately

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Write Accurately

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4159
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    Write with Accuracy

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/4160
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    Write to Communicate

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Write to Communicate

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/6130
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    Write to Communicate

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/6322
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    Maths

    A maximum of 6 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Making Calculations

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Making Calculations

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/4864
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    Making Calculations

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/4868
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    Money, Time and Temperature

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Money, Time and Temperature

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/4862
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    Money, Time and Temperature

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/4882
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    Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/4867
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    Using Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/505/4866
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    Numerical Relationships, Algebra and Ratios

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Numerical Relationships, Algebra and Ratios

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/505/4869
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    Using and Communicating Data

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using and Communicating Data

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/4863
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    Using and Communicating Data

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/4872
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    Using Probability

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using Probability

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/505/4870
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    Using Size and Shape

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using Size, Shape and Measures

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/4865
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    Using Size, Shape and Space

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4890
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification provides a range of basic, introductory skills, as well as core knowledge, relevant to health and social care, alongside generic employability skills which are needed both in the health and social care sector and across other sectors.

    It is anticipated that this qualification will be of specific relevance to:
    • Young people interested in a career in the health and social care sector who intend, but are not yet ready, to access level 1 qualifications
    • Young people and adults, including those with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, who wish to work in the health and social care sector but need a grounding in the subject and an opportunity to develop more general workplace skills, usually over a one year period, before applying for work


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    Mandatory units include:
    • Working in Health and Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings
    • Principles and Values in Health and Social Care, Adults and Children and Young People, Early Years and Childcare
    • Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings
    • Person-Centred Support in Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings
    Optional units include knowledge and skills relevant to different job roles in the sector (such as disability awareness, communication in health and social care, healthy diets) alongside generic employability skills (such as self-management skills and working in at team).


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    Learners can progress to a Level 1 certificate or diploma in Health and Social Care, including Gateway Qualifications’ Level 1 Certificate and Diploma in Skills for Health and Social Care (Adults and Children).

    This qualification is part of a suite which includes an Award, Certificate and Diploma. Learners should take the Certificate if they need a broad introduction to the sector, as well as more generic workplace skills, before progressing to employment (with further training where possible) or to a Level 1 qualification, as illustrated in the target learner profiles provided above.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification could lead to an entry-level role in health and social care such as care assistant, ancillary worker, nursery assistant.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    Learners do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification. It is available to learners of any age.

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