What's covered?

This is a Level 1 course that introduces an understanding of the skills required to work with children. On completion, you could progress to a Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years, Education and Care or Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning.

You will cover a wide range of topics including:

  • Growth and development of young children
  • Understanding play
  • Health and safety
  • Healthy living and diets
  • Practical activities to explore with young children

What do you need?

You will need three GCSEs at grade 2 or above and a reference from school or previous course tutor.

How you are assessed

You will be assessed through a variety of evidence produced for your portfolio. Topics are classroom based and will include practical and written activities.

How Long?

1 Year

What course next?

Level 2 Certificate for the Children & Young People's Workforce

What could this lead to?

A career in childcare after completing a Level 2 childcare qualification.

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