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Award in Caring for Children - Level 1

Overview

This is a Level 1 course that will develop your skills and knowledge in preparation for a career within childcare.

An opportunity to attend a work placement working with young children will be undertaken in terms 2/3..

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Entry requirements

  • This course is only available to 16-18 years
  • Four GCSEs with at least grade 2/E, including English language and ideally maths; or
  • Entry Level qualification with appropriate English and maths skills
  • You will be required to undertake a DBS check that the college will fund prior to any placement. Any reprimands, cautions, warnings, convictions or ASBOs may affect your chances of securing a work placement.

You will need to supply a written reference from your school/college teacher and a current school or college report with an indication of your attendance pattern and achievements.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20211 yr(s)4702A1356FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

How long is the course?

One year.

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How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a range of methods including written assignments, booklets, posters and a report from your work placement.

What does the course lead to?

Upon successful completion you could progress to the Level 2 Certificate in working with Children in Early Years and Primary Settings or other related Level 2 courses available at the college. You could also gain employment as an assistant in an early years care setting.

What will I study?

  • Human growth and development
  • Finding out about Forest Schools
  • Health and safety when working with young children
  • Music, science and craft activities for young children
  • Understanding learning and development through play

You will start to gain the skills required to work with young children by attending a work placement allocated to you.
 

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

How do I apply?

Apply online

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Why choose West Notts?

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100% A Level pass rate in 2020

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Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction**

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

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£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
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