Course details may be subject to change.
This introduction to caring for children and young people at work aims to provide you with the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to work in the sector.
This course covers childcare and youth work, it will:
- Introduce you to the fundamental concepts of child development and care.~ Equip you with essential skills and knowledge for working with children and young people.~ Foster an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of professionals in childcare settings.
GCSE Grade 3 or above in English and maths, or Functional Skills Level 1
You will hold minimum of GCSE Maths and English or Functional Skills Level 2 by the end of the year.
You will need to purchase a placement uniform at approximately £15.
What are the next steps?
You will be invited to attend an interview with a member from our team to assess your suitability to the course.
You will be required to submit a reference from a previous teacher or professional to work with young children,
This course aims to prepare you to make informed decisions about working in early years with young children, and to decide on a progression route.
You will study the following modules:
- Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
- Importance of play for early learning
- The value of play to young children
- Young children’s development
- Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet
- Introductory awareness of sensory loss
All modules are subject to change.
Teaching and Assessment
You will be assessed by your tutor and assessor through a range of methods. This could include tasks, course work or methods such as oral questioning.
You will also be assessed on your suitability to work with children, through placement observations.
You may take part in many extended enrichment and cultural capital experiences to support your growth and resilience in preparation for employability of further academic progression.
On completion, it is advised that you progress to a Level 3 course to further your skills and to secure a license to practice within the Early Years sector.