This course is for learners who are looking for a first qualification into employment in children’s pre-school education or social care.
See our course listing for early years care and education for details of the days, times, locations and fees for these courses.
Length of course
3.5 hours a week, plus 6 hours a week in a placement, for 1 year
The course covers the age range from birth to 7 years and includes a mandatory unit plus optional units.
Topics covered include child development, health and safety, the foundation stage curriculum, safeguarding, personal development and many others relevant to working with young children.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but you must be at least 19 years of age and have, or be working towards, English at level 1.
Work in a real work environment
You'll need to be working, volunteering, or on a practical placement, as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.
The cost of the course is £685.
If you're under 23 and don't have a full level 2 qualification, or you receive certain benefits, you may be entitled to a fee reduction or remission.
See our information about paying for a course for details.
How to apply
Before committing to the course, we'll ask you to come along to an information session with a tutor so that we can make sure this is the right course for you.
Give us a call to book a place on the next session.
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