Adult Skills and Community Learning

This taster course is appropriate for a wide range of people with an interest in raising their own understanding of how children develop their skills as they play. It would complement study in a range of areas, for example, health and social care, early years and teaching assistants.

It may also be particularly useful for those working within the voluntary and community sector and for parents who would like to support their children’s learning.

This course will show you the different areas of learning and how they are supported through play and how to make the most of toys and activities.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but you will need a good standards of English and the ability to learn about technical language.

Course details

This course is delivered in two ways:

Classroom based

  • 5 weeks of 2.5 hours a week, plus minor research tasks at home

Online delivery

  • 5 weeks. 1 x 2.5 hours online session plus individual tutor interactions
  • Homework tasks to be completed each week
  • Individual tutor interactions as needed

What do you need?

  • You will need a notepad and pen and access to a phone for all courses.

  • For classroom-based courses you will also need access to email and the internet.

  • For online courses, you will need a device which has a webcam and sound and is able to access the following apps:

    • Microsoft teams

Course fees

The course is free.

How to apply

Contact us online for more information or to book your place.

What you can do next

  • Level 2 ​progression in care and education
  • Level 2 in a related vocational subject

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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