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Caring for Children (Level 1 Diploma)

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Early Years

Course Overview

This practical qualification is an excellent introduction to a career in Early Years. Whilst learning about topics such as Play, Safeguarding Children and Craft Activities, you will also have the opportunity to develop skills needed in the workplace such as:- IT skills- Effective communication skills- Creativity and imagination- Planning and organisational skills- Teamwork and leadership skills- The ability to work with children in a sensitive and positive way There are no exams in this course. The course will be assessed through the creation of a portfolio of evidence consisting of written coursework, posters, leaflets and practical tasks such as the creation of Story Boxes and sensory resources. Weekly practical sessions will introduce you to arts and crafts, our Early Years specialist room and the opportunity to care for our ‘Real Care Babies.’ Educational outings also form part of our curriculum.
  • Study Mode
    Full-Time
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Campus
    Limavady
    Strabane
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
    Fees
  • Course: CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 06/09/2021
    Fees:
    -
  • Course: CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children
    Campus: Limavady
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 06/09/2021
    Fees:
    -
  • Course: CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children
    Campus: Strabane
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 06/09/2021
    Fees:
    -

Course Offering

  • Site location Limavady Main St Strabane Strand Road
Two young female students walking and laughing together

Course Modules

  • Confidence building for the young child through play
  • Listening and talking with a young child
  • Respecting and valuing children
  • Childrens play and learning activities in the community
  • Sharing learning experiences with children
  • Growth and development of young children
  • Preparing for your next steps
  • Supporting babies to play
  • Practical health and safety when with young children
  • Finding out about forest schools
  • Craft activities for young children
  • Understanding learning and development through play
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

No formal qualifications are required. Young people may have left school without qualifications for a variety of reasons. We want to help you to rewrite you future by giving you the opportunity to study in an adult environment that does not feel like school. This is your opportunity to shine! All we ask of you is that you bring determination, a love of the subject, a real desire to learn about babies and children and a commitment to your studies with a good work ethic. This is also a super opportunity to prepare for your future as a parent.

ROI Requirements

Have you left school after Junior Certificate and have no formal qualifications? Young people may have left school without qualifications for a variety of reasons. We want to help you to rewrite you future by giving you the opportunity to study in an adult environment that does not feel like school. This is your opportunity to shine! All we ask of you is that you bring determination, a love of the subject, a real desire to learn about babies and children and a commitment to your studies with a good work ethic. This is also a super opportunity to prepare for your future as a parent.

Work Placement

You may undertake a period of work placement in a childcare environment while completing this qualification although it is not mandatory. If you are able to get a placement, a self-declaration of current health status and an Access NI check is implicit as part of the overall risk assessment process.

Fee Information

  • Additional Fees
  • Uniform - £20-£40

What's Next?

Further Study

You may be able to move on to the Level 2 Diploma for Children’s Care, Learning and Development.

Career Prospects

Early Years settings all require appropriately qualified practitioners and therefore salary scales depend on your level of qualification. You will be given information, advice and guidance in relation to your chosen future career pathway throughout the course. It is important that you understand that you will have to work hard to achieve your English, Maths and ICT qualifications as well as Early Years to progress your career for example, as a nursery assistant, pre-school assistant, playgroup assistant, nanny or childcare worker.

Enquiry

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    I now have the opportunity to progress to University and achieve my chosen degree in only two years due to the preparation I received here at NWRC.
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