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St Edmunds Society

Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings

St Edmunds Society

Fullman House, 114-118 Oak Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 3BP

Vocationally-related Qualification (VRQ)
Level 1
600/8539/3
Health, Public Services and Care

Course Summary

This course is suitable for 16 - 18 year olds (or up to 25 with an EHCP).

Aged 16+ will be supported to achieve maths and English qualifications whilst on the programme (if you have not achieved A-C or 9-4 grade GCSE).

Aged 16+ will be placed within relevant work experience with local employers whilst on the programme.

Course Details

This course is suitable for a young people wanting to develop skills and knowledge required for working in the health and social care sector. The units will cover the following:

  • The role of the social worker
  • Duty of care
  • Safeguarding
  • Health and safety
  • Effective and professional communication

Additional information:

Students who have A-C/4-9 grade GCSE’s will NOT be required to complete Maths and English qualifications.

Students who do not have GCSE’s A-C, or 4 and above will be required to complete Maths and English qualifications.

Work Experience – a 2 week/8-day work placement will be arranged whilst on programme to build employability skills.

Enrichment – Careers Advice, sexual and mental health talks, Matthew Project drug and alcohol talks, Apprenticeship support, Employability days.

Bursary is available to support students with a household income of under £30,000. This can include food allowance and travel support (bus/train).

Welfare Support Team – Wellbeing support, housing advice, financial advice, drug and alcohol support, behavioural and engagement support. (As appropriate)

Structure of day – An average day is 9.15am – 3.30pm. Flexibility of their programme can be discussed alongside individual needs.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for GCSE's as students will be supported to achieve Maths and English qualifications whilst on the programme (if you have not achieved A-C or 9-4 grade GCSE).

An initial assessment will be carried out at the interview stage as student will require a certain level of literacy and numeracy skills.


Equipment required

None.

Your next steps...

Progress onto further training (e.g. Level 2) or a traineeship/apprenticeship in health care, social care or working with young people.


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