Level 1 in Health and Social Care and Children's Care (combined NCFE CACHE)

Start (w/c): 02/09/2019 Full Time - To be arranged (09:15 to 16:20) Ystrad Mynach

Course Information

This course will help you gain confidence to progress further in your chosen occupational area and will enhance your own personal development, helping you to achieve your goals in education and training

What Will I Learn?

You will study a variety of units, which could include Health & Social Care for Children, Young People & Adults, Health & Safety, Preparation for Employment, Play & Practical Activities, Personal Development, and Nutrition.

You will also study Essential Skills for Work & Life, Communications and Application of Number. During the course you will undertake practical work experience.

Entry Requirements

You will require 3 GCSEs at A*- E, which must include Maths and English/Welsh, or completion of a full vocational; programme at Entry 3 which must include GCSE Maths and English/Welsh at grades A*-E or equivalent such as Entry 3 ESW Communications and Application of Number. As well as producing a satisfactory DBS , applicants are required to provide evidence of their suitability to work in the care sector . All applicants will be provided with a “ Suitability for Care pro-forma “ that must be completed .

Plus two satisfactory reference and DBS clearance. You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.


You will be asked to complete assignments during the year and will be assessed on these. CACHE recommends that a minimum of 80% attendance is essential to successfully complete the course.


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Additional Fee Notes

Learners attending Care and Childcare courses need to purchase a £ 11.00 polo shirt to wear at placement and to pay for a DBS check.

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Career Progression

  • After successfully completing the Diploma, you may be able to progress to the CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development, Level 2 BTEC Health and Social Care or Level 2 Playwork

Potential Careers

Career Info

  • Medical practitioner

    Average salary: £58,520

  • Care worker or home carer

    Average salary: £16,692

  • Houseparent or residential warden

    Average salary: £16,205

  • Ambulance staff (excluding paramedic)

    Average salary: £22,425

  • Nursing auxiliary or assistant

    Average salary: £19,617

  • Medical or dental technician

    Average salary: £31,161


Medical practitioners diagnose mental and physical injuries, disorders and diseases, prescribe and give treatment, recommend preventative action, and conduct medical education and research activities. They may specialise in particular areas of modern medicine or work in general practice and, where necessary, refer the patient to a specialist.

Entry Requirements

Entrants require a university degree from a medical school recognised by the General Medical Council followed by a year of pre-registration training as a house officer. Some medical schools operate graduate entry schemes. Once the pre-registration period as house officer is completed, doctors undertake up to two years postgraduate training in a chosen speciality.


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