What's covered?

This is a Level 1 QCF qualification allowing learners to gain a basic knowledge of childcare in early years environments. It is aimed at volunteers and parents wishing to work in early years settings and for those who are new to working in the sector.
The Award covers working with children up to the age of 5 years and includes topics such as the value of play, roles and responsibilities of carers and volunteers, and the importance of developing links in the local community.

What do you need?

Learners should be at Entry Level 3 or above for Literacy. All learners will need to complete an initial assessment in order to identify their learning level and identify any needs.

How you are assessed

Learners will be required to gain 6 credits in total which will be achieved through completing written tasks for 3 units: The value of play for babies and young children; Management and organisation in Early Years settings; and Roles and responsibilities in an Early Years Setting.

How Long?

The course will be delivered over 11 weeks, one day a week. There will be a range of teaching methods including practical workshops, set tasks and workbooks.

What course next?

Level 2 Childcare Early Years Educator

What could this lead to?

This course is a preparation to working in the Early Years sector and learners will need to complete a Level 2 childcare qualification to be qualified to work under supervision in the sector.

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