Caring for Children - Level 1


Start:
September
Location:
Balliol Road Campus
Level:
1

Course Details

This course encourages an understanding of the knowledge and the skills needed to care for young children. You will study the different ways in which children learn and develop, how they use all their senses in order to learn about the world in which they live.

This course is designed to stimulate interest and encourage the learners’ understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to care for a child.

This course will introduce you to the idea that children are learning all the time. They learn at home, in a childcare setting, indoors and outdoors and when they explore their local community. You will explore learning opportunities for children in all of those places.

The programme also includes studying Maths and English towards GCSE grade 9-4 (old grading system: A*-C) if you do not already have these grades.

The units of this course cover both personal development and the development and growth of babies and young children (birth to 5 years and 11 months old).

You will explore:

  • Respecting and valuing children
  • Communication and learning
  • Children’s play and leisure activities in the community
  • Confidence building for the young child through play
  • Listening to and talking with a young child
  • Musical activities for young children
  • Science activities for young children

All units will be internally assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a range of methods which could include: written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or booklet, charts or diagrams or setting up an information board.

NCFE CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children
12 weeks
  • An Introduction to Early Years Education and Care - Level 2
  • Clinical Health and Dementia Care - Diploma - Level 2
  • Health & Social Care - Extended Diploma – Level 2
Although the qualification does not qualify you to work with children, it does support you in preparing for your next step, either in training or moving towards the world of work.

Entry Requirements

How much will this course cost me?

Aged 16-18

Free.

Aged 19+

There may be fees associated with this course.

You may be eligible to have some or all of these fees waived by the College, depending on your individual circumstances.

Please call 0151 353 4444 or email enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk with any queries.

Financial Support (all ages)

You may be eligible to receive financial support for course fees, travel and childcare. Please visit our Student Finance page for more information.

Please call 0151 353 4444 or email enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk with any queries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

If you are aged 16-18 then the majority of our courses are free for you to study. If you are aged 19+ then there may be fees associated with the course. You may be eligible to have some, or all of these fees waived by the College, depending on your individual circumstances. Visit our Student Finance pages for more information.

You do not have to let a lack of money stop you from coming to Hugh Baird College. We have bursaries and grants in place to help support those students that may find it more difficult to cover the costs of participating in further education, these include help with things such as tuition fees, childcare and travel. Visit our Student Finance pages for more information.

No. We can enrol students from any area. Public transport links are good too, so the College is easy to get to from all across Merseyside.

Please contact our independent Careers Advisors. Call 0151 353 4444 or email careers@hughbaird.ac.uk.