Progression Certificate in Care Services

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Stockport College


Stockport College

Course Overview

This qualification will develop the knowledge and awareness of the types of provision in Health, Social Care and Children and Young People’s sector. It includes the roles within the sector to include principles and values, health and safety and working with others. The qualification is aimed at learners who wish to develop knowledge and understanding of the care sector and are considering a career in health and/or social care with adults or children or young people.

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration



Childcare & Education

E3 First Steps in Care Services or
4 GCSE’s at Grade 2 or above including English and Maths
All successful applicants will be required to complete a DBS check

*Students will be expected to commit to the course and display good attendance and punctuality

The qualification provides a pathway into the sector giving learners the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills about the wider health and social care sector before they decide which career progression they wish to choose.

Learners will study GCSE maths and English alongside their qualification.
Learners will be expected to undertake work experience as part of their study programme

To gain the qualification learners must achieve 25 Credits – 20 credits mandatory and a minimum of 5 credits from optional units:

Understand the range of service provision and roles within health and social care, early years and childcare
Understand the principles and values in health and social care, early years and childcare
Awareness of protection and safeguarding within the sector
Introduction to communication
Introduction to awareness of equality and inclusion in health care settings
Introduction to health and safety in health care settings
Introductory awareness of person- centred support in health care settings
Introduction to the awareness of healthy eating and drinking
Human growth and development

Health and Social Care Level 2 NCFE Technical Diploma
Early Years Practitioner Level 2 NCFE Cache Diploma

On successful completion of the qualification learners may wish to pursue a career within the sector can progress to Level 2 qualifications such as Health and Social Care or Early Years Practitioner.

The qualification will be assessed by your Tutor using a range of methods to include written assignments, tasks such as designing charts and leaflets, course work or methods such as oral questioning.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course).

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