Child Care Level 1
This is a one year course that develops an understanding of working in a range of caring professions and environments and will support you in developing a strong understanding of how you would like to progress with your journey in the caring sector . The course gives you the opportunity to explore and develop both personally and professionally and will prepare you to progress and make the most of the opportunities available to you in the future.
“I’ve always wanted to work in the childcare industry and chose this course as the best option to further my career. I like the fact that I have work placements in nurseries and schools to get more experience and become more confident. The support staff and teachers are happy to help and full of encouragement.”
“I enjoyed the practical work experience within my course.”
The course is made up of a range of units of work that include understanding service provisions, principles and values, safeguarding, communication, equality and inclusion , , communication , mental health and health and safety . The course gives you the opportunity for personal development with a focus on learning, employability, and life skills. There is an opportunity to undertake work experience to use the skills you will develop through the course and support the transition into level two
Students are required to wear uniform when on work placement and the process for collecting this uniform will be explained at induction. We encourage student feedback and good attendance at review evenings.
Four GCSE passes at grade 2 or above, preferably to include Maths and English, or a vocational qualification at pass or above, and Functional Skills Maths and English preferably at Entry Level 3. Students need to be positive nature and have a caring and practical approach to work.
NCFE / CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children's and Young Peoples settings
L2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
L2 Health and Social care
This course is continually assessed using various methods including the completion of assignments.
A minimum of two hours per week as appropriate.
Student have the opportunity to complete 1-week work experience in a vocational setting of their choice
Fees and Additional Costs
For your work placement you will need to purchase a college logo polo shirt and sweatshirt at a cost of approximately £30.00.
14 - 18 year olds
In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.
19 years and over
Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.