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Caring for Children (Level 1 NCFE) - Full-time

Course outline

This course is perfect if you like working with children, want to pursue a career in Early Years and are looking to gain the skills to achieve this.

You’ll learn about the growth and development of young children, job roles within Early Years and how to provide activities to help children develop. You’ll also gain personal learning skills, an awareness of equality, health and safety, and communication.

You can expect to receive great tuition and support throughout the course, which will include a variety of coursework and case studies.

The College’s fantastic industry links mean that you will benefit from plenty of contact with industry professionals, giving you a real insight into the sector and what to expect as you progress through your training.

How to apply for this course

Apply online now for 2021/22.

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Location Date
111 Canal Street
Nottingham
NG1 7HB

Start: 6th September 2021

Course code: C021662 / Q021678

Qualification

NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Caring for Children

Duration

1 year

Level Level 1
Entry requirements

You’ll need 4 GCSEs at grades 3–1 (D–G), including English Language and Maths at grades 3–1 (D–G) or a relevant Entry 3 vocational qualification. You will also be asked to sit an initial assessment to show that you are ready to study English and maths at Level 1. If your results are lower than this, don't worry, we'll find the right course for you.

Assessment

During the course you will work through case studies and coursework.

Progression

Choose to follow with further training or learning if you’re looking to work in the Early Years/Early Education or childcare sector. Further studies at Nottingham College include Level 2 Early Years Practitioner.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

If you are aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.

Some students will complete a placement in a nursery or a school and in order to do this you will need to have a DBS which shows that you are safe to work with children.

To receive a DBS Certificate, you will need to complete an application (we will help you with this, don’t worry) and you need to provide identification.

You will need two of the following:

  • Passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Full or provisional driving licence

You will also need to provide us with your proof of address that is on a bank statement or a benefit letter with your name on it.

Please do your best to have the ID ready before you start your course.

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