Level 1 Early Years and Health & Social Care
Full time course
This qualification develops an understanding of the knowledge and skills required to provide for young people and children in care. Key elements covered are growth, learning and development, safeguarding and self-development.
What will I study?
Introduction to study skills
Introduction to health and social care
Human growth and development
The importance of healthy eating and drinking for adults and children
Time management skills
Protection and safeguarding in health and social care
science activities for children
Introduction to physical disability
Equality and inclusion in health and social care
Stress and stress management techniques
Craft activities with children
Maths and English:
A key requirement to obtaining many jobs is achieving a good standard of English and Maths, therefore learners that do not yet have a GCSE grade 4 (grade C) will be enrolled on either GCSE or Functional Skills programmes alongside their course.
Nine days, comprising three days in each term.
We will be delivering a variety of tasks and projects to prepare you for becoming more employable when you complete this course.
What do I need to join?
You will need two GCSEs at grade 2 or above, in English and maths, be interested in working with children and be able to provide two positive references – one from school and one from an early years setting
How long is the course?
How will I learn?
A range of teaching methods will be used in the classroom, including: writing, reading, discussions, presentations and work products. There will also be opportunities to partake in activities outside of the classroom in relation to the course.
How will I know how I am doing?
You will receive one-to-one tutorials with your tutor. You will have feedback on your assessment and you will have informal feedback in lessons.
Are there any extra costs?
Learners will be charged cost to cover material fees, which will be used to purchase resources for the course. You will need to apply for a Disclosure and Debarring Services (DBS) certificate for the safeguarding of children, which costs £44 (at the time of print) and that will need to be completed at a College Taster day before enrolling on the course.
What can I do next?
Upon successful completion of the qualification, and by meeting the required progression criteria, learners can progress onto a Level 2 qualification at SGS. Alternatively, learners may apply for an apprenticeship in an associated field.
What are my career options?
This is a foundation programme and these qualifications do not directly qualify you for work, but they do support you in preparing for your 'next steps' either in training or moving towards working in a childcare or health and social care setting.