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Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children

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Course Description

This qualification is designed to stimulate interest and encourage the learners’ understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to care for young children and provide valuable life skills.


Level 1 Childcare - Foundation Learning

Entry Requirements

There are no formal qualifications required to apply for this course. Functional Skills in English and Maths will run alongside the course.


All Early Years courses include topics which are integrated with practical lessons or work experience. To complete the award, learners must achieve a set number of units to make the qualification value up to 10.

Students will be expected to attend college 9-5pm three days a week. To be successful on this course it is essential that you have good attendance and punctuality. You must also be motivated, committed and enthusiastic as you will be expected to develop a range of skills that will celebrate and nurture the potential in all children and young people.

Topics on this course include:

  • Early learning and childcare
  • Social care
  • Learning and development support services

Work Experience

There is no specific work experience required or undertaken for this course however all learners will participate in physical and practical lessons in our ‘virtual nursery’ which mimics the layout and equipment of a real nursery environment.


Upon completion of this course, students can move onto the Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner. You could also take up an apprenticeship.

Possible careers include: Primary teaching, early years teacher, early years educator, nanny, childminder, practitioner in day nurseries, nursery schools and primary schools or preschool worker.

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