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Your Study Options

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    About the course

    The course provides you with the basic knowledge to progress on to higher level programmes or out into the sector. You will have work experience within the sector that will draw on your theoretical knowledge and allow you to understand the sector and explore the variety of job roles within the sector.

    Entry requirements

    3 GCSEs at grade 2

    Awarding Body


    Why study?

    This course gives you the opportunity to explore the sector whilst also enabling you to improve your maths and English grades. If you improve these grades and would like to progress in college you may be able to move on to our level 2 programme on the completion of your studies.

    Companies we have strong links with:

    • Queens baby nursery
    • Nanny Annies
    • Home from Home

    98% success rate

    100% of successful students moved on to higher level courses in college or into employment.

    Course is taught by highly professional sector experienced staff.

    100% students take part in sector specific work experience as a requirement of their course.

    Where will this course take me?

    Possible careers:

    • Level 2 childcare
    • Level 2 Health and Social Care
    • Nursery Assistant
    • Care Assistant
    • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Childcare

    Core modules

    Understanding the range of service provisions and roles in the sector

    Understanding the principals and values in the sector

    Protection and safeguarding


    Understanding the range of service provision

    Understanding equality and inclusion

    Introduction to health and safety

    Person centred support

    Human growth and development

    Children and young people’s development

    Understanding the importance of engagement in leisure and social activities

    Introduction to the physical care of babies and young people

    Introduction to the development of children and young people through play

    Self development

    How will I be assessed?

    Assessment is through the completion of workbooks, group activities and role plays/demonstrations.

    You will receive daily feedback on the course from your Tutor as well as regular written feedback

    Will I have to provide anything?

    Childcare Polo shirt x 2 for placement 
    Deposit payment for iPad

    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.