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Education and Care of Young Children (Entry Level Foundation Certificate) — Full-time

Course outline

This course is perfect if you want to work with children but feel worried about taking the first steps onto a course which has a placement/work experience or if you like the sound of a smaller group with lots of opportunities to learn practically.

You will learn how children learn through play, how to keep them safe and how to set up exciting activities for them.

You will also learn about becoming a professional and visit different types of places where you might work with or take children to.

You will be taking part in some of the same activities you would run with children, for example, baking, painting, clay, craft and sewing. These may be messy at times but you will learn how and what children learn from them so joining in is necessary.

How to apply for this course

Apply online to start in 2024/25.

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Location Date
111 Canal Street

Start: Thursday 12th September 2024

Course code: C050427 / Q050428


Entry Level Foundation Certificate in the Education and Care of Young Children


1 year

Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

You’ll need to complete an initial assessment before you start on the course which will involve you taking a skills test and meeting with the tutor.

Teaching & assessment

Assessment methods include discussions, posters, written, short answer and multiple choice tests.


You could progress to Caring for Children Level 1.

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.