Adult Skills and Community Learning

Learners who want an introductory course to working with children in a nursery or school and who are not yet ready to start a full qualification.

See our course listing for teaching and early years for details of the days, times, locations and fees for these courses.

Length of course

3 hours a week over 5 weeks

Course content

This qualification covers basic child development, the role of the childcare worker or teaching assistant, the structure of the setting, curriculum and will enable learners to decide on a path of training and employment.  You will study an entry level qualification in personal progression.

Entry requirements

 There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

Course fees

 This course is free.

How to apply

 Ring us and book a place on the next course. 

What you can do next

Level 1 Award in introduction to early years settings

Level 2 Certificate in Early Years Education and Care

Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools


Progression through to level 2 for early years or teaching assistants


What our learners say

  • The course gave me the confidence to work in a nursery and be good at my job.
    Early years course adult learner
  • It has given me the confidence to look for other work opportunities that I wouldn't have considered before.
    Early years course adult learner
  • It has helped me to decide what I would like to do in the future!
    Early years course adult learner
  • I have been able to apply for Teaching Assistant jobs and feel confident doing so.
    Teaching assistant course adult learner
  • My teaching assistant course was a great experience. I can't wait to continue at Level 3.
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