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Level 1 Award in Caring for Children

This qualification provides an introduction to caring for children and will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to care for children whether you are a parent or carer or you are planning a career in childcare. You will be introduced to a wide range of topics including child development, engaging children through activities and personal development. 

What are the entry requirements for Level 1?

For all levels you will complete an Initial Assessment to identify your English and Maths levels and attend an informal interview with a teacher.

To enrol for a Level 1 course, you must be working at Functional Skills Level Entry 3 in English

Voluntary or Employment placement requirements

For a Level 1 course you do not need a voluntary placement or a job in childcare

How is the qualification delivered and assessed?

This course will be delivered face to face in a classroom at Arndale House. During all of our qualification courses you will build an e-portfolio of work where you will demonstrate your ability and knowledge. We will set up your account and provide you with opportunities to develop your skills to use it effectively. 

Timetabled sessions are held during term time and will include workshops, taught sessions and tutorials.

Further Progression

Successful completion of a Level 1 qualification could lead to progression to a Level 2 qualification or you may be recommended to upskill your English, maths or ICT before doing this. 

Back to Childcare page for details of dates, times and costs