Adult Courses

Caring for Children (Level 1 Diploma)

Course Overview

Entry requirements

You will need to have 2 or 3 GCSEs at grade 2 or above including English Language and Maths. All students are required to apply for an enhanced DBS check.


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This is a one year course and is designed to stimulate interest and encourage the learners understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to care for young children. It is aimed at a range of learners, including young people needing to develop life skills as well as those who are thinking of working in childcare.

It is also suitable for parents who wish to develop parenting skills, mature learners with special educational needs, or where English is an additional language.You will be expected to attend college three days per week. Students on the course will learn through independent and group study, role-play, creative and practical work, educational visits, and homework.

The course looks at the influences on a childs development and gives you the skills to provide effective play and practical activities in a range of early years services. You will also look at group childcare organisations as well as the home care environment. Please note that English, maths and ICT functional skills are a compulsory part of this course.

Study units include:
  • managing and supporting the needs of children (e.g. nutritional needs)
  • childrens learning and development
  • childrens growth
  • health and safety
  • safeguarding
  • Assessment Criteria

    You will be assessed through a range of assignments, coursework and exams.

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What Can This Course Lead To

On completion of this course you can progress onto Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People Workforce (QCF) , Level 2 Diploma in Child Care and Education (NQF) or the Level 2 NCFE CACHE Diploma for Early Years Practitioner.

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