Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children

This course is a perfect first step for those new to childcare. You'll have a fantastic time learning all about the growth and development of babies and young children.

You will also be investigating how babies play and create your own activities for them, relating to science, technology and arts and crafts.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following the units:

  • Growth and development of young children
  • Preparing for your next steps
  • Supporting babies to play
  • Science activities for young children
  • Technology activities for young children
  • Finding out about forest schools
  • Craft activities for young children
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • Healthy living
  • Healthy eating for families

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by practical assignments including leaflets, booklets, posters and Q&A.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have three GCSEs at grade 2 (equivalent to grade E) or above, including English language or maths.

Achieving a good standard of English and maths is a key requirement for many jobs, as well as for courses you may wish to progress on to. If you achieve below a grade 4 in your English and/or maths GCSEs at school, you will study it alongside your chosen course when you join us.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2019), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated financial support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have successfully completed this course, you will be one step closer to a fantastic career in the industry.

You will have the opportunity to progress on to the Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Childcare to enhance your skills and knowledge.

Alternatively, you may choose to move on to a traineeship or an apprenticeship to earn while you learn.

Additional Information

Your course isn't just classroom based. You'll be out and about in the community, raising money for charity.

Ref: Rachel Summerskill

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Inspiring Success

Sophie

““Completing a range of placements as part of my course prepared me for my career. I now work with children with special educational needs. ”

Sophie, Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

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Why study Childcare, Education and Youth Work with us?

Work Experience

Gain valuable work experience within childcare settings such as nurseries and schools. 

Enrichment Activities

Get involved in community initiatives and activities to boost your CV and university application. 

Experienced Tutors

Lecturers and tutors have industry experience and a passion for the subjects they teach.

Progression

Our excellent progression routes can lead to an apprenticeship, university or employment.

Industry Links

We have excellent links with local primary schools and childcare providers.

Learning Experience

Develop your knowledge and skills in our interactive learning environment.