Childcare, Health and Social Care – Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings Level 1 Certificate

What is this course about?

Are you interested in working in Health, Social Care or with Children and Young People then this course will give you an opportunity to explore these vocational areas and progress. This course will help you to develop the skills required for your chosen career, with an added focus on your personal and social development. You will study English and Maths as part of your course. You will have experience within a real working environment to develop your practical skills with the opportunity to learn from experienced practitioners.

Entry Requirements

2 GCSEs at grade E or above including
English and ideally Maths. Entry Level
3 or another relevant Entry Level
qualification. You will have a preinduction
interview/assessment to make
sure this is the right level for you. All
learners will need to have a clear CRB
prior to the start of the course and will be
required to purchase a uniform.

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Childcare, Health and Social Care – Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings Level 1 Certificate

Start: 02/09/2019
Days: Mon
Time: 09:00-16:00

How is it taught

Your lecturer is there to help you gain the most from your course to enable you to progress further. Taught sessions will be a mixture of work tasks, leaflets, posters and discussions to meet the learning styles of all learners.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment tasks and activities will enable students to produce valid, reliable evidence. Learners can produce evidence in a variety of different forms such as presentations, posters, projects etc.

What else do I need to know?


Functional Skills English and Maths are an integral part of the curriculum at this level to support your skills for employment. The college provides a wide range of support services to help learners achieve and progress further. Learners will be expected to purchase and wear a uniform. You will be expected to have a clear DBS in order to gain experience in the real work environment.

What could I do next?


Successful completion of this course may enable progression to Level 2 Health and Social care or Level 2 Early Years Education and Care.

Careers


Social workers

Social workers provide information, advice and support to those who are socially excluded or are experiencing crisis; they protect the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, young people, people with disabilities, elderly people and people who are mentally or physically ill, and they may specialise in specific areas of work.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participates in training and supervision.
  • Gives evidence in court.
  • Keeps case records, prepares reports and participates in team meetings.
  • Organises support and develops care plans to address service users.
  • Arranges for further counselling or assistance in the form of financial or material help.
  • Undertakes and writes up assessments to specified standards.
  • Interviews individuals and groups to assess and review the nature and extent of difficulties.
  • Liaises with other health and social care professionals and agencies to identify those in need and at risk within the local community.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£36,442

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 522
2019 514
2020 509

ANNUAL SALARY

£23,525 10%
£30,534 25%
£36,442 50%
£41,371 75%
£48,693 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

24 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 3.28%
25-34 23.6%
35-44 28.46%
45-54 25.65%
55-64 16.96%
65+ 2.02%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 1 0.35%
Level 2 3.12%
Level 3 5.86%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 11.16%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 52.92%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 26.59%

Youth and community workers

Youth and community workers provide support to individuals or groups of individuals through a range of activities or services that aim to encourage participation in social and community life and promote personal and social development

Key Responsibilities

  • Helps set up credit unions, encourages parents to establish playgroups, works with other groups to find solutions to shared concerns or problems.
  • Advises individuals with particular needs or problems through informal discussion, individual counselling or formal group discussion.
  • Liaises and supports voluntary workers running groups in village halls, churches, mosques and other places of worship.
  • Undertakes the day-to-day running of community centres and supervises the activities of part-time and voluntary workers.
  • Organises social, recreational and educational activities in local community and youth groups.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£25,501

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 703
2019 702
2020 701

ANNUAL SALARY

£18,928 10%
£21,507 25%
£25,501 50%
£30,368 75%
£35,734 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

29 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 8.08%
25-34 24.34%
35-44 26.95%
45-54 27%
55-64 12.02%
65+ 1.58%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 0.42%
Level 1 2.44%
Level 2 6.55%
Level 3 21.15%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 14.93%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 41.25%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 12.69%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.56%

Child and early years officers

Child and early years officers work with babies and with children up to 14 years of age (or 16 for those with special needs), providing support, help and advice to individuals or within a family context.

Key Responsibilities

  • Attends meetings with colleagues and outside agencies.
  • Makes referrals to other agencies such as social services and educational psychologists.
  • Writes up case notes, prepares reports, keeps up-to-date records on clients.
  • Advises clients and their families on available resources.
  • Works with social worker to identify, plan and deliver appropriate support to families facing a variety of difficulties.
  • Deals with issues relating to poor attendance at school.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£22,006

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 267
2019 265
2020 264

ANNUAL SALARY

£15,808 10%
£18,595 25%
£22,006 50%
£26,354 75%
£31,158 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

11 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 4.12%
25-34 29.92%
35-44 18.69%
45-54 27.44%
55-64 19.76%
65+ 0.04%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 0.92%
Level 1 3.56%
Level 2 11.88%
Level 3 22.8%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 19.58%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 33.56%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 7.7%

Housing officers

Housing officers assess and address housing needs of particular localities and individuals and oversee the day-to-day management of rented properties belonging to local authorities or housing associations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Works closely with other agencies such as social services departments and welfare rights groups.
  • Supports tenants.
  • Deals with payment of rents and arrears, arranges for legal action where necessary.
  • Refers tenants to appropriate sources of benefits and welfare.
  • Ensures that special needs accommodation is suited to the needs of particular groups such as the elderly and disabled, and that statutory requirements for providing accommodation are met.
  • Carries out regular inspections of properties to assess and ensure they are in a good state of repair.
  • Interviews prospective tenants and allocates properties to waiting list applicants.
  • Oversees the day-to-day running of rented properties including arranging for the signing of leases, rent collection and maintenance work.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£26,915

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 689
2019 683
2020 678

ANNUAL SALARY

£20,197 10%
£23,171 25%
£26,915 50%
£31,678 75%
£37,398 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

29 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 4.88%
25-34 26.63%
35-44 21.7%
45-54 30.27%
55-64 14.53%
65+ 1.96%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 4.14%
Level 1 6.12%
Level 2 18.45%
Level 3 28.89%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 10.65%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 24.55%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 6.89%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.31%

Counsellors

Jobholders in this unit group provide counselling services to clients with a wide variety of problems by means of assisting them to reach their own resolutions to the difficulties they face. Counsellors may specialise in a particular area or client group or address a wide range of issues.

Key Responsibilities

  • Keeps accurate and confidential records.
  • Refers to other appropriate sources of help.
  • Presents different perspectives to the problem areas identified.
  • Encourages clients to discuss their feelings in relation to their problems, aiming to ensure that an understanding of the issues is achieved.
  • Meets clients face-to-face, working either one-to-one or with couples or families, or by telephone or internet.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£28,184

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 113
2019 111
2020 109

ANNUAL SALARY

£21,549 10%
£24,606 25%
£28,184 50%
£32,718 75%
£38,938 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

5 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 3.82%
25-34 21.97%
35-44 20.72%
45-54 30.88%
55-64 18.36%
65+ 4.22%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 2 15.04%
Level 3 11.36%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 24.43%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 28.61%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 20.55%

Welfare and housing associate professionals n.e.c.

Workers in this unit group provide pastoral care relating to religious denominations, and a variety of welfare-related services including advice on benefits, health, disability and residential care not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 323: Welfare and Housing Associate Professionals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Performs pastoral care duties, preaches sermons and conducts some services in accordance with the relevant faith or denomination.
  • Keeps up to date with legislation.
  • Maintains records and compiles reports on clients.
  • Helps to put together care plans and follows professional.
  • Organises day, residential and home care services.
  • Assists and liaises with professionals in social work, the probation service and related welfare areas.
  • Advises individuals and families experiencing problems about available resources to assist them.
  • Advises on rights and entitlements in relation to benefits, health, discrimination and welfare.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£23,338

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 1,103
2019 1,097
2020 1,092

ANNUAL SALARY

£17,202 10%
£19,947 25%
£23,338 50%
£27,685 75%
£32,885 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

46 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 6.07%
25-34 20.65%
35-44 19.13%
45-54 30.5%
55-64 21.61%
65+ 2%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 2.12%
Level 1 1.53%
Level 2 12.45%
Level 3 18.93%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 16.96%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 35.36%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 11.02%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 1.62%

Houseparents and residential wardens

Houseparents and residential wardens are responsible for the care and supervision of children, young offenders and the elderly within residential homes and nurseries, schools or institutions for young offenders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Keeps records and writes reports.
  • Maintains contact and discusses problems/progress with other staff and social workers.
  • Establishes and maintains contact with members of the neighbouring community and/or the residents.
  • Provides one-to-one counselling or group therapy.
  • Ensures that all material needs of residents are provided and endeavours to resolve any problems that they may have.
  • Plans and participates in games and leisure activities to encourage emotional, social, physical and intellectual development.
  • Creates friendly, secure atmosphere and tries to gain the trust and confidence of those in the home or under supervision.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£19,802

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 347
2019 349
2020 350

ANNUAL SALARY

£15,267 10%
£16,786 25%
£19,802 50%
£24,419 75%
£28,933 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

18 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 4.39%
25-34 14.02%
35-44 22.56%
45-54 34.77%
55-64 18.57%
65+ 5.66%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 4.9%
Level 1 4.42%
Level 2 19.65%
Level 3 27.27%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 24.82%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 16.79%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 2.14%
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