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September 2019
1 Year
Course code C1CACPF1KN

Caring for Children, Certificate

What will I do on this study programme?

You will gain a broad understanding of the childcare sector and start to develop the knowledge and skills you need. You will also be offered a work placement to experience real work practice and demonstrate your skills.

You will cover a number of units, which will include planning a safe childcare environment, healthy eating, creative activities, physical play and supporting children’s learning through everyday experiences. You will also develop your English and maths skills to the level that most employers look for. This course will give you practical skills, confidence and employability within the early years sector.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through written coursework, presentations and practical experiences.

What options do I have after successfully completing?

This study programme is a stepping stone to further education at Level 2, a traineeship or an apprenticeship. However, the personal, social and work skills that you will gain will support your employment opportunities in all areas.


Entry Requirements

A genuine interest in working with people is an absolute necessity. You do not need any academic qualifications but must be reliable, motivated and caring. On enrolment you will be required to undertake a DBS check, which the College will pay for.

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What Our Students Say

Jasmine Cardwell, Early Years


Jasmine Cardwell

“The course has provided me with the opportunity to work in a variety of settings and meet lots of new people”

Former school: Worle

Course: Early Years

What next? Bethan achieved A*, A, B and will progress onto the UAL Foundation Art and Design degree at University Centre Weston.

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