Caring for Children Award Entry Level 3
Who is this course for?
This one-year course is designed for 14 to 19 year-old learners and school leavers.
Formal Entry Requirements
No formal qualifications are required. However, you will need a positive attitude, commitment and self-motivation. Learners should be at least Entry Level 3 in terms of written and spoken English. All learners will be required to complete an initial assessment prior to the formal interview.
What does the course involve?
The Entry Level course is part of Foundation Learning and helps students discover and develop skills to care for children. The course comprises of seven mixed Vocational and PSD units with additional compulsory Functional Skills. Units include:
- Play and Learning in the Home
- Responsibilities of a New Parent
- Providing a Safe and Hygienic Environment for Young Children
- Routines for Young Children
- Eating Healthily
- Contraception Information
- Healthy Lifestyle
Additional/Functional Skills include Literacy and Numeracy. Students will be taught in a friendly conducive teaching and learning environment through lectures, group discussions/debates, assignment workshops, visiting speakers and individual support by friendly and caring tutors.
Enrichment activities are an integral part of the course and include fun activities such as trips, visits, fundraising for the local community, hospitals and charities. Participation in community work placements in local schools and childcare settings is offered as an option towards the end of the course.
How will I be assessed?
Students will complete Learner Achievement Logs for Mandatory Units, which provide a variety of tasks, from reports, presentations and questions to case studies. Learners must complete a Unit Assessment Record which tutors will mark in order for them to gain certification. There are no examinations on this programme.
Where can I go next?
You may be able to progress to a CACHE Level 1 Award/Certificate in Caring for Children or Level 1 Introductory Diploma course in Health and Social Care. Whichever route you choose you will be given help and support from your tutor.