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Key Facts

Level:
Level 1
Subject Sector:
1.3 Health and Social Care
Credits:
24
Qualification No:
603/6495/6
GLH:
200 hours
Total qualification time:
240 hours
Price:
£100.00 per learner
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Whilst some of our qualifications are regulated for pre 16 learners our minimum recommended age is 14.

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?

    We looked at our current offer in the Health and Social Care sector and saw that there were a lot of units that needed indicative content added or in some cases other amendments to ensure that the Health and Social Care qualifications offered by Gateway Qualifications remained up to date and desirable for centres to offer to their learners.

    We carried out a full review of all units that are currently in the ‘Skills for Health and Social Care’ qualification suite. Several new units have been created and others have been updated to ensure that our qualifications are fit for purpose and support progression. We have added indicative content to existing and new units and, in some cases, have amended credit values and guided learning hours (GLH) in response to feedback from centres. For these reasons, we believe that our new ‘Health and Care’ qualification suite supports the changes within the Health and Social Care sector.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete at least three mandatory units from the Mandatory Group (M), totalling 9 credits. In addition, they must complete a minimum of 5 credits from Group O1 (Optional units - Health and Social Care) and 10 further credits from either Group O1 or Group O2 (Optional units - Employability Skills, English and Maths). At least 11 of the credits from Groups O1 and O2 combined must be at level 1 or above. Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title.


    Units

    Mandatory

    A minimum of 9 credits must be completed from this group

    Communication in Health and Social Care (Adults and Children and Young People), Early Years and Childcare

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/618/3754
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    Equality and inclusion in health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/618/3750
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    Person-centred support in health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/618/3751
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    Principles and Values in Health and Social Care (Adults and Children and Young People), Early Years and Childcare

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/618/3538
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    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:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/618/3752
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    Optional Units: Health and Care

    A minimum of 5 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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    Digital Skills for Work

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Digital Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/617/4157
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    Health and Safety in Health and Care

    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:
    K/618/3519
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    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:
    L/618/3741
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    Understanding Risk within Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/618/3780
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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:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/618/3528
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    Infection Prevention and Control

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Infection Prevention and Control

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/618/3480
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    Introduction to a Healthy Lifestyle

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Introduction to a Healthy Lifestyle

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/618/3539
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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/505/2530
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    Introduction to Children and Young People's Development

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Introduction to Children and Young People's Development

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/618/3541
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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:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/618/3777
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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:
    D/505/2531
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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:
    K/505/2533
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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:
    M/618/3778
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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:
    T/618/3779
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    Introduction to the Physical Care of Babies and Young Children

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    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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    Planning a Healthy Diet

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Planning a Healthy Diet

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/618/3770
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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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    Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

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

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/618/3505
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    Supporting Healthy Eating and Drinking

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Supporting Healthy Eating and Drinking in Health and Social Care

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/618/3540
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    The Development of Children and Young People Through Play

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    The Development of Children and Young People Through Play

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/618/3738
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    Leisure Activities

    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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    Understand the Importance of Engagement in Leisure and Social Activities in Health and Social Care

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/618/3773
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    Working with Others

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    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:
    A/618/3749
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    Optional units: Employability, English and Maths

    A maximum of 10 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Employability Skills

    A maximum of 10 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Applying for a Job

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/617/4059
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    Career Planning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/617/4064
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    Communication skills for work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/617/4081
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    Conduct at Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/617/4071
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    Customer service skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4074
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    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4091
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    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/617/4088
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    Health and Safety in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/617/4095
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    Interview Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4098
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    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/617/4101
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    Making the Most of Work Placement

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/617/4104
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    Negotiation Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/617/4107
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    Numeracy Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4148
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    Searching for a Job

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/617/4130
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    Self-Management Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/617/4133
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    Setting and Meeting Work-Related Targets

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/4137
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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 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:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/6258
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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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    Solving Work-Related Problems

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/617/4142
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    Time Management

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/617/4145
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    Working Safely

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    H/617/4124
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    Working in a Team

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4151
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    Working with Colleagues

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/4154
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    English

    A maximum of 10 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
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    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
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    Read for Information

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4131
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    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
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    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 10 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 introductory skills, as well as core knowledge, relevant to health and care, alongside generic employability skills which are needed both in the health and care sector and across other sectors.

    It is anticipated that it will be of specific relevance to:
    • Young people interested in a career in the health and care sector who intend, but are not yet ready, to access Level 2 qualifications or a Level 2 apprenticeship.

    • Young people and adults, including those who have had a significant break from or disjointed experience of education, who wish to work in the health and 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:

    • Communication in Health and Social Care (Adults and Children and Young People), Early Years and Childcare
    • Person-centred support in health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings
    • Equality and inclusion in health, 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

    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.


    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 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), to a level 2 Apprenticeship 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, assistant youth worker, community carer.


    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 Health and Care.


    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.