- Level 1 Diploma Caring for Children
- Level 2 Certificate Caring for Children
- Level 3 Diploma Early Years Workforce (Educator)
In all our childcare courses, you’ll learn about the growth and development of young children, job roles within Early Years Education and how to provide activities to help children develop. You will also gain personal learning skills, an awareness of equality, health and safety, and communication. Learners receive great tuition and support throughout the course, which will include a variety of coursework and case studies. At higher levels, learners focus on safeguarding the welfare of children, exploring how early learning and healthy diet play an important role in the developmental, emotional and physical wellbeing of children, as well as exploring the various accident prevention and fire safety methods.
At Level 3, you’ll learn how to meet all of the physical, social, and emotional needs of children under 5 whilst also gaining knowledge of how best to work with children aged 5-7. You’ll explore how to support a healthy lifestyle through nutrition and exercise, how to promote children’s speech and language skills, as well as gaining other vital knowledge regarding safeguarding and health and safety legislation.
The Level 1 course is designed for learners who like working with children, want to pursue a career in Early Years and are looking to gain the skills to achieve this.
The Level 2 Certificate focuses on the emotional wellbeing of children and young people, their development, milestones and education.
The Level 3 childcare qualification is the leading standard in early years’ education. Set against the Early Years Foundation Stages (EYFS) framework, it provides key training to work with children below the age of 5, as well as an in-depth understanding of youngsters up to 7 years old. For those looking to train in Early Years Education, this is the ideal qualification.
These courses are assessed by an online assessment and a portfolio of work based evidence.
Learners who complete their courses can progress directly to courses at higher levels of study or transfer to the workforce to pursue a career in Early Years Education. Higher level courses may help learners secure supervisory or management positions.
This course is the perfect introduction to Working with Children. You’ll look at key policies on topics such as Safeguarding and Child development. You’ll learn about how children play and different ways to support their development.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. You will be required to undertake a skills assessment prior to an offer being made. A place on this course is also subject to a DBS check.
Level 2 course in Working with Children or an apprenticeship.
You’ll learn about key government legislation and develop key skills and knowledge to support your career in working with children. This qualification is nationally recognised.
Three GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English and Maths, or a relevant Level 1 qualification. A place on this course is also subject to a DBS check.
Level 3 course in Working with Children or an apprenticeship.
You’ll study key policies and legislation, and gain an understanding of how these documents impact on practitioners working with children. You’ll have the opportunity to develop yourself to become a skilled practitioner, helping you to stand out to employers or Higher Education providers. You’ll undertake placement where you will gain valuable experience working with children and start to see the things you learn in the classroom being put to use in a work environment.
Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths, or a relevant Level 2 qualification. A place on this course is also subject to a DBS check.
After completing the Level 3 Diploma, you may want to go directly into employment as an Early Years practitioner, possibly in a Nursery or Foundation stage setting. You may get into this work through an apprenticeship.
If you study the two-year option for this course, you’ll be able to use your qualification to go on and study at university level. This might be with a local provider or you may want to move away.