Level 1 Certificate Health, Social Care & Children's & Young People's Settings

Start date(s):
1 Sep 2020
1 year
Level 1
Course Code:
Study Mode:
Full Time
Attendance Type:
Campus, Work Based
Attendance Pattern:
Awarded by:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
16-18 - Free (UK & EEA)
19+ - £450, your course may be free
(previous year's fees)


This course will provide you with the basic skills and knowledge to work in the industry. You will develop essential transferable skills, such as health and safety awareness.

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A real vocational experience

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FE Health

Take a tour around our Health & Social Care facilities

Our health care ward simulator contains 4 beds with simulated patients, a nurses’ station and observation room.


Early Years

Early Years pantomime visit

Students had a fantastic time at the Gala Theatre watching the pantomime of Jack and the Beanstalk.

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Ice skating trip

This December our Early Years and Education students had the opportunity to go ice skating.

Children in Need

Fundraising Flash Mob

Our Early Years students performed a flashmob to raise money for Children in Need.

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Durham Cathedral visit

Our health and social care students visited Durham Cathedral.

Health & Social event

Raising awareness for autism

Health & Social Care students raised £281.26 for The National Autistic Society.

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Beamish Museum

Health & Social Care students visited Beamish Museum during their festive celebrations.


This course will provide you with the general skills for working in health and social care. You will develop the knowledge needed to work in children’s and young people’s settings.


  • Service Provision
  • Equality & Inclusion
  • Communication
  • Person-centred Support
  • Protection & Safeguarding
  • Principles & Values
  • Health & Safety
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Sensory Loss.


*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

Assessment will be through a series of assignments. In-class support is provided, if required.

Maths and English

Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.

If you have not achieved a new grade 9-4 or do not hold an A* to C in GCSE maths or English, do not worry, your study programme at college will include teaching that will support you to progress your skills in these subjects. If you achieved a grade 3 or hold a D in either maths or English, you will have the opportunity to re-sit your GCSE qualification with us. If your grade was lower than a 3, or your qualification is below a D, you will study Functional Skills. These qualifications will help you enhance your maths and English skills and can be taken at levels between Entry Level 1 up to and including Level 2. Even if you have already achieved a grade 4 or above, or hold a A* to C, we will continue to develop your skills and help you progress further.
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Maths & English

Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.

Industry links:

We have established links with care homes, day centres and nurseries for work placement opportunities.


Placement will be one day per week following your first term. You will discuss arrangements with course leader.
Criteria for placement includes over 90% attendance within your first term. You must be punctual and meet deadlines.

You could progress to a Level 2 course, or an apprenticeship, in a related area at New College Durham.

Meet our students

Grace Davison

Grace Davison

Grace is now employed as a community staff nurse at South Tyneside Foundation Trust.

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Please note these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.

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Fees and funding

Find out more about course fees and financial support for UK, EU and non-EU students, plus how to pay your fees.

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Refund Policy 19-20

View our refund policy for further and higher education programmes (page 2) and full cost courses.


Interview Instructions

All students will attend a one-to-one interview. You must bring your predicted grades and submit two references.
Further Education

Getting ready for your college interview

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Entry Criteria

  • A range of 4 GCSEs at grades 3-1
  • A clear DBS is an essential requirement for work placement.