Caring for Children Level 1 Certificate

Course Overview

This qualification is for those who are just starting out. Although it doesn't qualify you to work with children or young people, it does help you develop an understanding of what this might be like. It can also be great for developing the skills you may use in your day to day life.

Course Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 2 - 3 including English and maths.

Course Skills & Benefits

This qualification encourages you to understand 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.

Mandatory Units

Some of the mandatory units include:
Self development
Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
Science activities for young children
Technology activities for young children
Musical activities for young children
Practical health and safety when with young children
Finding out about forest schools
Craft activities for young children
Understanding play for early learning
Sharing learning experiences with children
Growth and development of young children
Human growth and development
Respecting and valuing children
Children's play and leisure activities in the community
Preparing for your next steps
Supporting babies to play

Optional Units

Healthy living
Healthy eating for families
Confidence building for the young child through play
Listening to and talking with a young child

Course Progression

GCSEs, Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years, Education and Care or supported employment.

Course Assessment

All units will be individually internally assessed using a range of methods which could include: written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or booklet, charts or diagrams or setting up an information board.

The qualification is pass or refer and all the assessment criteria for the chosen units must be achieved in order to obtain a pass.

Course Finance

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

19+ learners, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

Course Additional Information