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

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

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This qualification is aimed at people considering a career in health and/or social care with adults or children and will develop the knowledge and awareness of the types of provision in the health, social care, and children and young people's sectors.

Course Content

If you're considering a career in childcare or health and/or social care, this qualification, designed to develop your knowledge and awareness of the types of provision in these sectors, is for you.


You will:

  • take part in work experience in either a childcare or health and social care setting
  • get opportunities to meet with employers and employees who work in the sector
  • attend regular tutorials to consider your own personal and professional development needs

Entry Requirements

  • Four GCSEs at grade E or above, including English and Maths,
  • evidence of commitment to learn,
  • a clear DBS check (formerly CRB check),
  • and evidence of a minimum 85% attendance.

Applicants aged 19+, with relevant experience but without formal qualifications, are encouraged to apply.

Progression Opportunities

This qualification does not qualify you to work but can help you to decide whether a career in care is right for you.

Progression opportunties include the CACHE Level 2 Certifcate in Early Years Education and Care or the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care.

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Key Facts


  • September 2018

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time (FT)



Course Duration:

1 Year

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 18/19KFF5111

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