Caring for Children Certificate Level 1
This one-year programme is a practical course that introduces working with children under 5. Learn about importance of play in our practical skills room which is laid out as an Early Years setting.
Host stay and plays for visiting groups of children, go out and about in the local community to discover what provisions and support are available for children and parents. Explore how important it is to promote independence and manage risk taking in our onsite Forest School.
The Introduction to Childcare course develops your confidence and personal skills as well as an awareness of what a career in childcare involves. You will complete three days in College to study child development, play and creative activities for children. You will also create a child friendly environment for visiting families and nurseries. With strong links to local employers, there will also be opportunities to volunteer with children and gain work experience during the course, which will prepare you for further study.
All of our childcare courses are delivered by experienced professionals, who draw upon their careers to provide you with the support and guidance you need. Everything we do is about creating a learning environment where you can develop your confidence and grow as a childcare professional.
This course is assessed through building a portfolio of evidence of knowledge and skills.
You will have the opportunity to retake maths and English alongside your studies.
- You must have a GCSE Grade 2(E) in Maths or L1 functional skills
- GCSE 2(E) or L1 functional skills
- You should have a genuine interest in this subject
- You will need to complete a DBS Check
- Two references
Play and learning
Creative activities for children
Developing your own personal and professional skills
Safeguarding and wellbeing
Nutrition and healthy living
Please choose your preferred study option below (subject to change).
This course costs: £
If the amount shown is more than £0.00 and you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.
This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).
You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.
To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.
“I’ve been a veterinary nurse for 17 years and have managed 2 surgeries, working in Paignton and Bristol as well as in Cape Town, South Africa. I love watching learners grow in confidence, and there’s no greater pleasure than seeing a student develop into an experienced professional with an exciting future ahead of them.”Donna Fowler