Care & Childhood Studies - Level 1

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care

What will you be working towards?

Code 7252
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


If you're interested in working with children or in the health and social care sector, this course is for you. It will develop your knowledge and awareness of health, social care and children's and young people's settings.


You will study a range of units, including:

  • Types of health, social care and children's settings
  • Job roles in a range of settings
  • Understanding principles and values required in various job roles
  • Safeguarding of individuals
  • Communication skills
  • Equality and inclusion
  • Health and safety

How will it be delivered?

Assessment of the course will be carried out in a number of ways. You will be required to work on practical activities, work as part of a group, complete written assignments, prepare activities and displays, discuss and evaluate your work. Students need to achieve a Pass level in all units to achieve their qualification. All students will be expected to complete some work placement or volunteering opportunities.

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • 3 or more GCSEs at grade 2 or higher, or entry level qualifications.

You will be invited to an interview to help us ensure the course is right for you.

Your next steps...

The College of West Anglia offers many opportunities to continue studying from entry level through to degrees at University Centre West Anglia. Some of the courses available for those who have successfully completed this course include: *

  • Childhood Studies - Level 2 (Certificate) (King's Lynn)
  • Childhood Studies - Level 2 (Certificate) (Wisbech) 
  • Teaching Assistants - Level 2 (King's Lynn)
  • Teaching Assistants - Level 2 (Wisbech)
  • Health and Social Care - Level 2 (Wisbech)
  • Health and Social Care - Level 2 (King's Lynn)