Health and Social Care

Location: 4 Pinchin Street,
Greater London, United Kingdom,
E1 1SA

If you are between age 19 and 24 and passionate about Health and Social Care, this course will perfectly match you!

Closing date: Sun Mar 31, 2024

Programme start date: Mon Sep 18, 2023

NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings

This qualification will develop the knowledge and awareness of the types of provision in the Health, Social Care and Children and Young People sectors. They include the roles played by workers, from principles and values through to health and safety and working with others.

This qualification:

  • is aimed at learners who wish to develop an understanding of these settings before deciding whether working in the sector is for them
  • allows learners to gain the knowledge, understanding and skills required for employment and/or career progression in the sectors
  • allows learners to tailor their learning to their interests through the provision of a broad range of optional units
  • provides opportunities for the development of transferable skills
  • supports progression to Level 2 qualifications in health, social care or children's settings
  • provides learners with the opportunity to progress to employment, in due course, in a range of job roles in the care sectors.

Nested qualification

This qualification is nested. Qualifications within a nested suite allow learners to be topped up to a qualification that is the same level and subject within the Award, Certificate, Diploma structure. This can be done by self-service through the Portal. Qualification nests and top-up pricing can be found in our fees list.

Who is the qualification suitable for?

Anyone considering a career in health and/or social care with adults or children and young people.

How is the qualification assessed?

It will be assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a range of methods. This could include tasks such as designing charts or leaflets, coursework or methods such as oral questioning.

Requirements and prospects


Learners should be 19 to 24 years old and must not be in Education, Employment or Training, and living in London. 

Future prospects

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to the following:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care, 
  • Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce
  • Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care