South Thames College

Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Services CACHE Diploma - Level 1


The CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children and Young People’s Settings is aimed at students considering a career in health or social care, working with children, young people or adults. The qualification aims to introduce learners to different types of provision in health and social care, create an awareness for protecting and safeguarding and develop knowledge of a healthy lifestyle. The qualification further supports career development as this course is an ideal first step if you want a career in health or social care.


To gain this qualification, students must achieve a minimum of 37 credits. You will be assessed through a range of assessment methods including assignments, projects, presentations, professional discussions and in-class assessments.

Entry Requirements

Three graded GCSE’s to include English Language at grade 2/3. Selection is by interview with a lecturer and a satisfactory reference from your last school or college is essential.


There may be materials you need to help you with your studies. Your lecturer will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class.

You will need to pay for your DBS check. This is normally paid at enrolment.

Next Steps

You may progress to a Level 2 BTEC Health and Social Care course or consider further training or study in related fields such as an Apprenticeship or employment. Selection is by interview and a satisfactory reference is required.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.

Apply for this course

Where and when
1 Year
Study mode:?
Full Time
What do I need to pay?
16-18 year olds:
£ 0
19 and older: ?
£ 0 - 2,276.80
Materials fees: ?
May be charged

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