What is the course about?
The content of this course encourages an understanding of the knowledge needed to care for young children. This course is suitable for you if you are considering a career in caring for children. It can also support you with re-engaging with learning and break down barriers to you entering the childcare workforce.This qualification does not qualify you to work but does support you in preparing for your 'next steps' either in training or moving towards work.
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 course, therefore, learners will need to have or working towards Entry Level 3 Functional skills in English, Maths and ICT to undertake this qualification. Additionally, you should have at least basic digital IT skills.
What topics does the course cover?
There are 12 units on the courses covering some of the following topics - Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, Practical health and safety when with young children, Finding out about forest schools and Craft activities for young children.
How will I be taught and assessed?
This course is a mixture of on line learning with some classroom activities where possible. You will gain the knowledge by attending the college and then apply the skills in placement each week. You will be assessed by producing an e-portfolio of evidence that proves your ability and competence to work with children. You will also be assessed on your competency in supporting children by having direct observation and professional discussion with an experienced and qualified assessor.
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 have gained the knowledge and understanding you need to make an informed choice about whether or not working with children and young people is right for you.This course will support you in preparing for your ‘next steps’ either in training or moving towards work.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
This qualification can lead to progression onto the level 2 Certificate/Diploma in supporting teaching and learning or Early years qualifications.