These qualifications are suitable for you if you are considering a career in caring for children. They could also support you with re-engaging with learning and break down barriers to you entering the childcare workforce.
You should be at least 14 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.
This qualification encourages an understanding of the knowledge and the skills needed to care for young children. It covers children’s growth, learning and development. There are also units to help with self-development.
The department puts on a range of activities and trips for learners, with a week put aside each term to focus on your personal development, team skills and experience of the wider world beyond where we live and learn.
You will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include tasks such as designing charts or leaflets, coursework or methods such as oral questioning.
Students will be expected to progress to a Level 2 course.
Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*