Working in the Care Sector Level 1

Gain a valuable introduction into the Care sector and build up the basic knowledge and skills needed for the industry with this Level 1 Certificate.

Course Level:
Level 1
1 Year
Aireville Campus
Awarding Body:

Based at the Aireville Campus in Skipton, you will build on your existing skills as well as being introduced to Health and Social Care and the Childcare industry. You will complete 13 modules which will give you a fundamental understanding of what is involved in Childcare. You will be assessed through a variety of methods including small group presentations, assignments, projects and work-based assignments. You will attend work experience such as Nursery and School placements which will be in the form of one week of placements in every term, all arranged by Craven College, whilst completing your Level 1 Certificate in Occupational Studies for the Workplace qualification.

  • Introduction to Health & Social Care
  • Caring for Babies & Young Children
  • Understanding Children’s Social & Emotional Development
  • Understanding Changing Roles & Relationships in Adolescence
  • Using Craft Activities with Children & Young People
  • Basic Food Preparation & Cooking
  • Maintenance of a Safe, Hygienic & Secure Working Environment
  • IT Communication & Fundamentals
  • Understanding Business
  • Communication Problem-Solving at Work
  • Working in a Team
  • Improving Own Learning & Performance
  • Undertaking an Enterprise Project

Entry Requirements

  • 4 GCSEs grade 9-1 including English & Maths
  • Clear Enhanced (DBS) Disclosure & Barring Service check

Your choices may include:

  • Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship

Your choices may include:

  • Children’s Play, Learning and Development Level 2

You will need to pay for travel to placement, stationery and resources for activities. You will also have the opportunity to purchase a sweatshirt and polo shirt to wear whilst attending placement – this is optional. All students will have a DBS check which will cost approximately £46.

Enrolment 19 August & 28 August
Open Evening – Skipton 13 October
17:30 - 19:30
Open Evening – Aviation Academy 14 October
17:30 - 19:30