Early Years Youth & Education

BTEC Introductory Diploma in Exploring the Caring Sectors

36 Weeks , Day time , East Ham Campus
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Is the Course for me?

This course will enable you to obtain a level one qualification in Early Years and Health & Social Care. This course will provide you with the opportunities in knowledge and skills in Early Year's and Health sector and to facilitate progression onto a Level-2 course, apprentice and/or employment.

What is involved?

Pearson BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Exploring the Caring Sectors (QCF) 37 credits (12 Units) that provide for a combined total of 1080 guided learning hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

The unit assessment is internally set and marked. There are no exam or external assignments. Initial Diagnostic Assessment has to be completed before you are enrolled; this is to ensure you are put on the right course at the right level. You need to achieve Entry 3 English to be accepted on to the Level 1 course.

Different assessment methods are used to ensure learning and teaching has taken place. For example, written assignments, role play, presentations, peer assessment, case studies, and/or practical demonstration. Flexibility is provided for learners with SEN; support is available from the SEN team. The maintenance of high standards is our priority, in order to make the lessons interesting and stimulating for all learners.


BTEC L2 First Certificate in Early Years (NQF)
BTEC L2 First Certificate in Health & Social Care (NQF)

Course Requirements

4 GCSEs Grade A*- E including English and Maths and/or equivalent

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