These quali?cations will develop the knowledge and awareness of the types of provision in the Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s sectors. They include the roles played by workers – from principles and values through to health and safety and working with others. In the Certi?cate and Diploma there is the option to take units in more specialised areas such as learning disability, sensory loss or mental health. The qualifications are aimed at learners who wish to develop an understanding of these settings before deciding whether working in the sector is for them allow learners to gain the knowledge, understanding and skills required for employment and/or career progression in the sectors allow learners to tailor their learning to their interests through the provision of a broad range of optional units provide opportunities for the development of transferable skills support progression to Level 2 qualifications in health, social care or children’s settings provide learners with the opportunity to progress to employment, in due course, in a range of job roles in the care sectors.
Anyone considering a career in health and/or social care with adults or children and young people.
should be at least 14 years old. We do not set any other entry
requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own
The Award requires 10 credits, the Certificate requires 25 and the Diploma requires 37.
will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods.
This could include tasks such as designing charts or leaflets, coursework
or methods such as oral questioning.
No, as these are knowledge only qualifications.
You can usually complete them in a year or less.
Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care, the Level 2 Certificate for
the Children and Young People’s Workforce or the Level 2 Certificate in
an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care.
Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications here.
These qualifications do not qualify you to work but do provide a starting point for deciding whether a career in the sector is right for you
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