Caring for Children Level 1 Diploma

Study Area: 16-18
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Full Time

Course Overview

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


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.

Start Date

September 2024

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.


This could be a step closer to a career as an assistant in private day nurseries, education, health authorities, social services, private homes in Britain, as well as overseas as a qualified early years practitioner.

Further studies can include: Level 2 Diploma in Childcare & Education,  Level 2 Certificate in Child & Young Peoples Workforce, Level 2 Progression Health Care and Education, Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care, Level 2 Certificate in Supporting individuals with learning difficulties, Level 2 Certificate in preparing for work in Adult Social Care.

Assessment Methods

This programme is unit based.

In the assessment students have portfolio tasks, tutor reports and action plans.

Course Fees

This course is free for students age 16 – 18. For students 19+ please contact our Student Services Team on 01422 399367 for more information.

Caring for Children Level 1 Diploma

Study Area: 16-18
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Full Time
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