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Caring for Children – Level 1 Certificate

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

22 Weeks
Theory & Practical

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

Course Info

This is a six month 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 course will interest you if you are planning to work in the field of childcare.

A variety of subjects are covered including:

  • Play
  • Food and Nutrition
  • 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 a 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.