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York College


Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade E/F including Maths and English Language (grade 2+/1+) are desirable.


One year.

What will I study?

This course is designed to provide you with an awareness of health, social care, and children’s and young children’s settings. It will help you develop an understanding of the differences between these settings.

Units include:

  • Roles in Health and Social Care, the Early Years and Childcare
  • Principles and Values
  • Safeguarding
  • Working with Children
  • Healthy Eating
  • Child Development
Also included are visits, guest speakers, career preparation events and a compulsory work placement.

Maths/English GCSE retakes are required if not already achieved at grade C (grade 5), or the study of Level 2 Maths and English Functional Skills courses.

How will I be assessed?

All units are assessed through a portfolio of evidence, which must be completed in order to pass the course.

What could it lead to?

On successful completion of the main qualification as well as the appropriate qualifications in English and Maths, you can progress to a Level 2 course in Health and Social Care, Child Studies or Public Services.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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