September 2016 – June 2017 (starts dates are also available throughout the year)
Our full-time Childcare course involves attending 3-4 days per week and will prepare you for work in the sector, including:
• How to run creative activities for children
• How to meet the emotional needs of children
• How to work with children of different ages
The training is very practical from the start, which means you’ll be trying out children’s activities and thinking up your own ways to entertaion and educate.
In addition to the practical training,your teach will guide you through some theory on how children behave and their care needs. You will learn about the types of activities suitable for 0-3 and 3-5 year olds and how they can be adapted for these age groups.
The BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children includes ten units that cover a wide range of skills. These include Creative Activities for Children, Meeting the Emotional Needs of Children and Musical Activities for Children. . The qualification is nationally recognized as a foundation to developing the skills and knowledge required for a career in childcare.
Costs and Financial Support
The course is FREE to students ages 16-19. There are also NO costs for tools, materials or equipment. Students may also be eligible for a weekly bursary payment to cover travel and food expenses. As this is a full-time course, parents / carers will be eligible for child related benefits.
There are many options for progression from the Diploma in Caring for Children, including Further Education, apprenticeships or employment. We try to secure work experience placements for our students to help with progression into the workplace.