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    About the course

    You will gain basic skills and knowledge required to progress in the childcare and health & social care professions. You will also gain practical experience within childcare and health & social care environments.

    Entry requirements

    No entry requirements but work experience with children or in a health & social care environment would be an advantage.

    How much does it cost?

    Free to those aged 16-18. If you are aged 19+ you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

    There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including: Learner Support funds, grants and bursaries and employer support.

    Awarding Body


    Why study?

    You will do 30 hours practical experience in a childcare and health & social care environment. There are no exams. Most units are assessed through written work.

    Where will this course take me?

    Further areas of study. Employment as a care assistant or playworker.

    Core modules

    • Growth & Development of young children
    • Supporting babies to play Musical activities for young children
    • Respecting and valuing children
    • Self Development

    How will I be assessed?

    PowerPoint presentations
    Reflective accounts
    Witness Statements

    Will I have to provide anything?

    Textbook: £20
    Uniform x 2: £12
    DBS: £50
    Resources: £20
    Visits: £100

    There will be a charge of £50 for a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

    I'm interested. What should I do now?

    Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
    Ask Us a question about this course

    Funding Your Course

    If you're aged 19 or over and you want to study A Levels, an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or a Level 3 to 6 Vocational Qualification, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.