Health & Social Care

At Spring Hill High School post 16 provision, learners have the opportunity to undertake a level 1 Introduction to Health and Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings.

The primary purpose of this qualification is to develop the learner’s knowledge of health, social care and children and young people’s settings. Together with developing the learner’s understanding of the similarities and differences between the different settings.

The qualification is designed to develop learners’ knowledge and awareness of health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings, together with preparing the learners for further study and progression in this subject area.

The course is designed to be studied over 1 year and includes a minimum of 86 guided learning hours. Each unit of learning is allocated a credit value; learners are required to study 2 mandatory units with a credit value of 6 credits together with additional units of study that will total 4 credits.

This course is ideal for learners who prefer coursework and practical based learning, and covers a wide range of transferable skills that would be relevant for any future employment.


Once a student's work has been both internally and externally moderated, certificates for successful candidates will be awarded from NCFE.

Assessment in Health and Social Care

Assessment: This will be ongoing through in class study and Pupil self assessment and peer assessment of work.


“Pupils are supported by an external careers advisor who helps them to identify clear goals, career choices and associated career paths.”

Ofsted 2018