Childcare

Caring for Children Level 1 

We believe there’s nothing more important than taking responsibility for a child’s well-being. Whether working as a teacher, Early Years Practitioner or in the care industry it’s vital you can offer a service that’s caring, supportive, fun and stimulating. Our courses will show you how to develop all of these skills and apply them at work.

Attendance: Full time

Start date: September 2018

Duration: One year

Location: The Skills Academy

What will you do?

You’ll develop the skills needed to work with babies and young children through a combination of theory and practical sessions. Covering subjects including development, safeguarding, health and safety, and organising activities. You’ll learn how children develop and pick up effective techniques for interacting with youngsters.

How will you learn?

The qualification is delivered through a range of both taught and practical sessions, enabling learners to obtain the skills required to work with young children.

How are you assessed?

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. This could include a portfolio of evidence, written assignments, posters, presentations and professional discussions.

You need:

A minimum of three GCSEs grade 3/E or above, including English language and maths.

What do you need to know?

Alongside this qualification learners will attend functional skills or GCSE Maths and English to support their further development in these areas.

What’s next?

You could progress onto a relevant Level 2 qualification such as, CACHE Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care.

How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

Additional costs

Educational visits.

What kit/uniform do I need?

You will require a placement t-shirt which will cost a maximum of £20.