What does the Qualification Cover?
The 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.
- 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
- provide opportunities for the development of
- 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.
Who are they Suitable for?
Anyone considering a career in health and/or social care
with adults or children and young people.
What are the Entry Requirements?
You should be at least 14 years old. We do not set any
other entry requirements but colleges or training
providers may have their own guidelines.
How many Credits are Required to Complete this?
The Award requires 10 credits.
How are they Assessed?
This 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.
Do you need to be working to take the Qualification?
No, as these are knowledge only qualiﬁcation.
How long do they take to Complete?
You can usually complete them in a year or less.
What Related Qualifications can you Progress to?
The 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.
Which type of Job Roles can Learners Apply for on Completion?
The qualification 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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