What is the course about?
The content of the course encourages an understanding of the knowledge and the skills needed to care for young children. It helps you to understand how children grow, learn and develop and ways of supporting them in a professional capacity. It provides an overview of the different types of early years settings.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
Yes, please contact our customer services before enrolling.
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
This is a Level 1 Award course. Learners need to have Entry Level 3 English level reading and writing and Level 1 speaking and listening English skills. Additionally, you should have at least basic digital IT skills.
What topics does the course cover?
There are two units for this Award, working in early years settings and practical health and safety when with young children.
How will I be taught and assessed?
You will be expected to have your own computer or laptop and a reliable source of internet. The course is an eportfolio course, where you will study the units and build a portfolio of evidence along with your tutor. You will be expected to attend each session either on line or in college when appropriate and meet deadlines for homework submissions.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
Learners on a low income or in receipt of applicable benefits will not be required to pay a fee. You will need regular access to a computer or laptop and reliable internet service to complete this course. Once enrolled, learners will be able to download a free copy of Microsoft Office and will be given access to Microsoft office 365.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
By the end of the course you will achieve an accredited Level 1 Award qualification and have gained knowledge about early years settings and how to work safely with young children. You will understand the range of job opportunities in the child care sector and be able to plan your next course You will have also developed digital skills such as saving word documents on a computer or laptop, research skills and using the internet safely.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
This qualification offers progression into CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for children.