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Key Facts

Level:
Entry Level 3
Subject Sector:
1.3 Health and Social Care
Credits:
37
Qualification No:
600/8831/X
GLH:
314 hours
Total qualification time:
370 hours
Price:
£122.00 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.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete the four mandatory units from Group M, totalling 8 credits. In addition, they must complete a minimum of 12 credits from Group O1 (Optional units: Health and Social Care Skills) and 17 further credits from either Group O1 or Group O2 (Optional units: Employability Skills). Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title. For full details see list of barred units which can be found in the qualification specification


    Units

    Optional Units: Health and Social Care Skills

    A minimum of 12 credits must be completed from this group

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

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/602/6194
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    Building Confidence Through Play

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/7506
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    Career Planning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/506/3484
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    Career Planning

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/506/6460
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    Dementia Awareness

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/504/7436
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    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

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/602/6328
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    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 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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    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

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/601/3407
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    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 Children and Young People's Development

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    26
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/602/6207
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    Introduction to Communication in Health and Social Care (Adults and Children and Young People), Early Years and Childcare

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    19
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/602/6205
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    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

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/602/6310
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    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

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

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/602/6372
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    Introduction to a Healthy Lifestyle

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    26
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/602/6303
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    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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    Introduction to the Physical Care of Babies and Young Children

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/602/6314
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    Introductory Awareness of the Importance of Healthy Eating and Drinking for Adults

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/502/9720
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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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    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
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    Leisure Activities for Adults

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

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/7640
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    Planning a Healthy Diet

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/7641
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    Planning for the Physical Care Needs of Children aged 0-3 years

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/503/9299
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    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 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
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    Providing Support at Mealtimes

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/504/7438
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    Understand the Importance of Engagement in Leisure and Social Activities in Health and Social Care

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    29
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/602/6301
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    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
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    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: Employability Skills

    A maximum of 17 credits may be completed from this group

    Applying for a Job

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    J/503/2807
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    Applying for a Job

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    H/503/2832
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    Assessing own Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    J/504/6268
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    Assessing own Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/504/6267
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    Building Working Relationships with Colleagues

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/503/2845
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    Career Progression

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    R/503/2812
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    Career Progression

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/503/2837
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    Conduct at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    Y/503/2813
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    Effective Communication in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/503/2814
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    Effective Communication in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/504/6311
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    Effectiveness at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/506/6461
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    Effectiveness at Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/506/3493
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    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/504/6319
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    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/504/6320
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    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/504/6322
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    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/504/6321
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    Health and Safety in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/506/3487
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    Health and Safety in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/506/6463
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    Interview Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    M/503/2834
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    Interview Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    R/503/2809
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    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    22
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/504/7662
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    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6324
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    Learning from Work Placement

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/503/2855
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    Learning from Work Placement

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/503/2822
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    Positive Attitudes and Behaviours at Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    L/503/2842
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    Preparing for Work Placement

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/503/2854
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    Preparing for Work Placement

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    T/503/2821
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    Preparing for an Interview

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    K/503/2833
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    Preparing for an Interview

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    L/503/2808
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    Safe Learning in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/503/2823
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    Safe Learning in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    L/503/2856
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    Searching for a Job

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/503/2806
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    Searching for a Job

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    D/503/2831
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    Self-management Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/503/2810
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    Setting and Meeting Targets at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/503/2817
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    Setting and Meeting Targets at Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/503/2849
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    Skills for Creative Thinkers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6262
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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 Effective Participants

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6260
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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 Independent Enquirers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/6258
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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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    Skills for Reflective Learners

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/6915
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    Skills for Self Managers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/504/6254
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    Skills for Self Managers

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/504/6246
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    Skills for Team Workers

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6245
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    Skills for Team Workers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/6252
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    Solving Work-related Problems

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/503/2850
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    Solving Work-related Problems

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/503/2818
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    Time Management

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/504/6327
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    Using ICT in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/6316
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    Using ICT in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/504/6317
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    Using Numeracy Skills in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/6313
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    Using Numeracy Skills in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/504/6314
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    Work in a customer-friendly way

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/504/6702
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    Work in a customer-friendly way

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6701
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    Working in a Team

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/503/2843
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    Working in a Team

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/503/2814
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    Working with Colleagues

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6309
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification provides a wide 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 to access level 1 qualifications but will need a fairly extensive learning programme before they are ready to do so
    • Young people and adults with little or no prior attainment, including those with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, who wish to work in the health and social care sector but need a fairly extensive grounding in the subject and an opportunity to develop more general workplace skills, over an extended period of time, 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, working with children and young people through play, healthy diets) alongside generic employability skills (such as self-management skills, solving work related problems


    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 Diploma if before progressing to employment (with further training where possible) or to a Level 1 qualification, they need an extended introduction to the sector including the opportunity to build up a range of skills and knowledge, explore a number of potential job roles in the sector, and gain a set of more generic workplace skills. The Diploma will be suitable for learners who would benefit from an extended period of time working at Entry level, up to 2 years, before they are ready for Level 1.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

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

    Funding information

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    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

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    If you would like to offer this qualification, you can book a meeting with us to discuss the best options.