This course is designed to stimulate interest and encourage understanding of the skills required to care for children.  You need to show you are hardworking, be willing to learn, have good communication skills, and be able to work as part of a team.  You also need to make sure you have a genuine interest in working with children, and show patience and understanding.
 

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

On successful completion of this course you could progress onto other level 2 courses including the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner or onto a Level 2 Childcare Apprenticeship

What jobs can I get? 

Eventually after progression onto a level 2 apprenticeship, or after your level 2 qualification, you could gain employment as an assistant practitioner in a range of settings including pre-schools or day nurseries.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

You will need to achieve GCSEs grades 3 - 1 including English and Maths. Alternatively successful completion of a Foundation Entry Level 3 qualification and have achieved a Level 1 Functional Skill in English and Maths.  Please note this course is designed for 16 - 18 year olds only.

What about work experience? 

Students are requried as part of their study programme to go on a ‘placement’ in the childcare  industry throughout the academic year, they will be required to wear a college placement T shirt, black trousers and appropriate footwear whilst on placement.  Please note that only those with a satisfactory DBS check will be able to attend a placement.
 

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
HAN1FW001D 07/09/2021 TBC TBC TBC

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Course content

Course Content 

In class you will be working on topics including Caring for Children, Understanding Play for Early Learning, Health and Safety, Food Safety Craft Activities for Young Children, Supporting Babies to Play,  and many more including Maths, English and Employability Skills.


You will be required to also study for your L1 or 2 F/S’s in English and Maths or your GCSE in English and/or Maths alongside your childcare course, in order to give you the best chance to progress to the level 2 if appropriate.


You will be taught in class by subject specialists and there will also be speaker’s from outside agencies who will be invited into the class to discuss various aspects of early years care and education in order to enhance your knowledge so that you will be able to complete your assignments to the best of your ability.
 

More info

Start Day/Time 

Students will be expected to attend college for 3 days a week between the hours of 9am and 4.30pm.

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 1

Qualification Name 

Level 1

Awarding Body 

CACHE

Curriculum Area 

Applied Science, Care and Foundation Studies - Childcare and Health & Social Care

More about the course 

Gaining some experience prior to the start of the course is also very useful.  Voluntary work at a local pre-school, school, or day nursery can provide an invaluable first step into industry and offer good preparation for the course.
 

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 1

Qualification Name 

Level 1

Awarding Body 

CACHE