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Suitable for Adult (19+)
Level 1
Mode of study Part Time Day
Duration 18 weeks
Subject area Childcare
  • 05 Jan 2023
  • East Ham Campus

The Level 1 Certificate in Childcare aims to give you the opportunity to provide an educational foundation for a range of careers in Childcare.

It will enable you to develop a range of skills and attitudes essential for working in the Childcare sector. You will also be able to further develop your communication and teamwork skills.

Course description

The main focus of this course is to build your knowledge of care organisations, policies and the role of a Childcare worker. The units covered in the course will introduce you to skills that are essential when caring for children and young people. By the end of the course, you will know how to maintain healthy, safe and secure environments and understand the physical, social, emotional and psychological development of young children.

The work is internally and externally assessed and there are no exams.

Various assessment methods are used to ensure learning & teaching has taken place such as peer assessment, case studies, practical demonstration, role play, presentations and written assignments.

Flexibility is provided for any learner with SEN; support is available from the SEN team. The maintenance of high standards is our priority, in order to make the lessons interesting and stimulating for all learners.

Group and one to one feedback is set up on the programme to further assist you with successfully completing the course. Support feedback is at flexible times to meet your needs. This could occur during the daytime or evenings.

Additional information

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs Grade A*-E including English and Maths and/or equivalent.

An Initial Diagnostic Assessment has to be completed before you are enrolled; you also need to achieve at least Entry 3 English to be accepted on to the Level 1 course. This is to ensure you are put on the right course at the right level.


You may progress to a Level 2 course in Childcare.

You may also choose to use the knowledge and skills acquired to work in a Childcare setting.

Fees and funding

The course fee is £632 plus £75 exam fee.

If you are aged 19+, how much you pay for your course and any additional costs will depend on a number of factors. Learn more about course fees and finances.

We have a range of financial support options available to help you while you’re studying. Find out what support you may be eligible for.

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