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. 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?

At present all of our courses are being delivered online via Zoom, which may move to a combination of online and face to face teaching if all current COVID restrictions are lifted. 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.

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