Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children – September 2020
|Start Date:||07 September 2020|
|Funding information:||Free for Eligible 16-18 year olds. Adult funding available dependant on learner circumstances otherwise course costs apply.|
This course is perfect for you if you're considering a career in childcare. It will help to develop your knowledge and awareness of the types of roles available in this sector. This qualification doesn't qualify you to go straight into the world of work but provides a starting point for deciding whether a career in the sector is right for you.
A big part of what this course offers is preparing you for the world of work and progression onto the next level of study. Tutors will also work with you to help improve your Maths and English skills.
CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) qualifications specialise in the care and education sector and are the leading industry specialists. This course has been developed by experts, which ensures everything that employers need is covered. If you are interested in working with children or babies as a career then this course is the ideal starting point for you.
Key modules on this course include:
- Forest Schools
- Respecting and Valuing Children
- Healthy Eating
- Musical Activities
- Growth and Development
- Practical Health and Safety
Four GCSEs at grades D/3 to F/1 with a minimum E/2 in English or maths, or a relevant Entry Level qualification.
You can progress onto Level 2 qualifications in a related field such as the Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Educator.
Paige WistowChesterfield College
Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)
“For as long as I can remember I’ve had a passion for working with young children. I volunteer at the Beaver Scouts and really enjoy it so I knew I had to come to college to follow my dream career of becoming a teacher. I didn’t know anyone at college so it was a little scary to begin with, but my class were so welcoming that it didn’t take me long to settle in. We’re all really good friends now. College is so much better than school. It’s a lot more chilled; you can pretty much do as you please. During the course we are classroom-based for 3 days a week and we get to go on placement for the other 2 days. We work with babies and young children up to eight years old. My favourite has been the nursery placement; working with kids aged 2-5. I really enjoy teaching the children something new and then seeing them remember it a few days later. The childhood studies tutors are such a great team; they go above and beyond to help all of their students. My tutors have always pushed me to achieve my best and thanks to their help and support I will be leaving college this year with a Level 3 diploma with distinction grades in all of my units! I am now planning on pursuing a career in teaching. I’ve just secured a job as a teaching assistant at a local school, working in the nursery. I’m really enjoying it. Next year I want to come back to college to study the Level 4/5 foundation degree part-time whilst also working in the nursery. I then hope to progress to university to get the qualifications I need to become a teacher.”