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Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children and Young People's Settings: Level 1

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Course information

Course Summary

This qualification aims to give you the basic knowledge necessary to care for children of a variety of ages, learning how to keep them healthy and safe.

Course Code:N4007
Study Type:Full Time
Academic Level:Level 1
Award:Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children and Young People's Settings: Level 1
Awarded by:NCFE CACHE
Course Length

One year

Course Detail

You will learn the importance of both play and healthy eating in the growth and development of children and the projects you undertake will develop your own interpersonal and life skills. As part of the course you may be offered the opportunity to undertake work experience in a childcare setting.

The course will include:

  • Principles and Values
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Health and Safety
  • Sensory Loss
  • Healthy Eating and Drinking for Adults
  • Safeguarding
  • Communication
  • Service Roles and Provisions

Work Experience is a part of this course, the hours and dates will be determined by the course tutor. Work experience can be up to a maximum of two weeks on an external placement, you are encouraged to source your own placement with support from the WEX Team and your course tutor. Where external placements are not possible you will be expected to take part in simulated work experience organised by the college.

Course Fees

Fees for 2022/23: £3,150

Please note:

  • Fees are for 2022/23 and relate to home and EU students
  • Students aged 16 to 18, or those aged 16 to 24 who have a valid EHCP, and are studying Further Education courses are not normally charged for course fees
  • For more information about financial support, please click here.

Additional costs:

A range of visits will be arranged for which travel costs would be approximately £15 each.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of grade 2 in GCSE maths and English, and a satisfactory reference from your school.

Your Next Steps

This qualification should act as a stepping stone, enabling you to move into employment or on to further study at Level 2.

Potential career routes in the Childcare industry:

  • Childminder
  • Children’s nurse
  • Crèche assistant
  • Early years teacher
  • Holiday childcare representative
  • Hospital play specialist
  • Learning & development
  • Nanny
  • Nursery assistant
  • Nursery manager
  • Paediatric nursing
  • Playworker
  • Primary school teaching
  • Residential warden
  • Special care baby unit assistant
  • Special needs teaching assistant
  • Teaching assistant
Other Information


This Nescot College website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2022. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.

Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS.

Last updated - 02/11/2021