Adult Courses

Caring for Children (Level 1 Diploma)

Course Overview

Fee disclaimer

  • This course is FREE for most students

Course fees listed below are the maximum fee if paid.  Click here to find out more and if you are eligible for free or discounted courses.

Entry requirements

Grade 2 English Language GCSE or E3 Functional Skill English, Grade 2 Maths GCSE or E3 Functional Skill Maths, 3 GCSEs at Grade 2

Course information

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
  • How you are assessed

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

Select your campus option to apply

Dates Schedule Max. fee if paid
Start: 02/09/2024
End: 04/07/2025
Mon to Thu (09:00 - 16:00)
Start: 09/09/2024
End: 04/07/2025
Mon to Wed (09:30 - 15:00)<BR>or Tue to Fri (09:30 - 15:00)
Dates Schedule Max. fee if paid
Start: 09/09/2024
End: 03/07/2025
Mon to Thu (09:30 - 15:45)
Dates Schedule Max. fee if paid
Start: 09/09/2024
End: 02/07/2025
Mon to Wed (09:00 - 15:30)

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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