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Level 1

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


This course offers an insight into both the early years and health and social care worlds, to help you decide which you would like to specialise in.

Working in small classes, you will notice that your self-confidence and self-esteem will grow, with the help and support from experienced tutors and teaching assistants. The course also boosts your social skills and ability to get on with a variety of different people.

Your study programme will also include some supported English and Maths sessions and provide a first step towards gaining qualifications. The college has excellent links with hospitals, schools, nurseries and care homes across Brighton.

Regular placements with these institutions give ours students the opportunity to work with future employers and gain the skills and confidence required for this challenging and rewarding industry.

The MET welcomes students from all walks of life and offers courses specifically designed for those who may need some additional support with their learning. In 2021, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust launched The Health and Care Academy in partnership with the MET to educate and support the next generation of healthcare workers.

This gives you access to valuable work experience and employment opportunities. Please note: This course takes place at our East Brighton Campus.

  • Fantastic links with local employers, including Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Work placements provide practical experience
  • Inspirational guest speakers
  • High progression rates to employment


At least two GCSEs at grade 2 or above, preferably including English and maths. ESOL applicants will require E3 or above.

*FREE* Online short courses

Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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