Caring for Children – Level 1 Diploma

A career in education and early childhood development can be stimulating, satisfying and rewarding, and provides the opportunity to influence and shape many lives.


1 Year
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades E-G/grades 1-2.

Course Info

This is a one year programme designed for people who would like to prepare to work in a supporting role in private day nurseries; Education; Health authorities; Social Services and in private homes, with young children under the age of 8 years.

After completing this course further training will be required to work in these areas.

This will interest you if you are planning to work in the field of childcare.

This course includes a variety of subjects including:

  • Food and Nutrition
  • Play
  • Care
  • Craft Activities
  • Functional Skills units in English and Maths
  • Learn to Learn Activities
  • Work Related Learning Activities

All achieved through practical activities and group work.


Teaching will include lectures, practical experience, outside speakers and the possibility to attend work placement.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

An introductory course suitable for beginners. School leavers should aim for at least 4 GCSEs at grades E-G/grades 1-2.

All students must have a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and supply two satisfactory references. Places will be conditional on this being deemed satisfactory.

An interview with a specialist tutor will also be required.