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Key Facts

Level:
Level 1
Subject Sector:
1.3 Health and Social Care
Credits:
6
Qualification No:
600/9212/9
GLH:
49 hours
Total qualification time:
60 hours
Price:
£28.00 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 at least one unit from Group M – Mandatory worth a minimum of 2 credits and 4 further credits from Group M or Group O1 – Optional units.


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must complete at least one unit from Group M – Mandatory worth a minimum of 2 credits.

    Introductory awareness of equality and inclusion in health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/502/9716
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    Introductory awareness of person-centred support in health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/502/9718
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    Understand the Principles and Values in Health and Social Care (Adults and Children and Young People), Early Years and Childcare

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    26
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/602/6189
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    Understand the Range of Service Provision and Roles within Health and Social Care (Adults and Children and Young People), Early Years and Childcare

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    26
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/602/6187
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    Optional Units

    Learners may complete 4 credits from Group O1 – Optional Units.

    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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    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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    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 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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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification provides an introductory set of knowledge and skills, relevant to health and social care.

    It is anticipated that this qualification will be of specific relevance to:

    • unemployed adults needing to demonstrate their interest in and commitment to a particular vocational area to potential employers, particularly where further work-based training will be on offer
    • young people on traineeships who are working at level 1 and are seeking a short, focused qualification in the sector in which they wish to work/gain an apprenticeship, as part of the work preparation training element of a traineeship
    • learners of any age who have been disengaged with learning and need a short introduction at level 1 before progressing straight to a larger certificate or diploma at level 2.


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

    . The choice of mandatory units includes at least one of:

    • Understand the range of service provision and roles within health and social care adults and children and young people, early years and childcare
    • Understand the principles and values in health and social care adults and children and young people, early years and childcare
    • Introductory awareness of equality and inclusion in health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings
    • Introductory awareness of person-centred support in health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    This qualification is part of a suite which includes an Award, Certificate and Diploma. Learners should take the Award if they need only a small amount of focused learning in health and social care before progressing to employment (with further training where possible) or to a Level 2 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 worker, community carer, and assistant youth worker.


    What are the progression options?

    Learners can progress to a Level 2 certificate or diploma in Health and Social Care, including Gateway Qualifications’ Level 2 Certificate and Diploma in Skills for Health and Social Care (Adults and Children).


    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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    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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