This qualification 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. This qualification is aimed at students who wish to develop an understanding of these settings before deciding whether working in the sector is for them. Allows students to gain the knowledge, understanding and skills required for employment and/or career progression in the sectors. Allows students to tailor their learning to their interests through the provision of a broad range of optional units. Provides opportunities for the development of transferable skills. Supports progression to Level 2 qualifications in health, social care or children’s settings. Provides students with the opportunity to progress to employment, in due course, in a range of job roles in the care sectors.
You can usually complete it in a year whilst also working towards gaining a grade 4 in GCSE maths and English
Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.