First Steps Introduction to Working with Children
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
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.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
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.
It has given me the confidence to look for other work opportunities that I wouldn't have considered before.
It has helped me to decide what I would like to do in the future!
I have been able to apply for Teaching Assistant jobs and feel confident doing so.
My teaching assistant course was a great experience. I can't wait to continue at Level 3.