This is an ideal introductory course if you want to work with children as a teaching assistant in school, or as a support worker in early years or nursery settings. You will feel passionate about working with children but may have little experience of doing so. On this course, you will learn about communicating with children, how children develop, how to work inclusively with children by promoting equality and diversity, and also how to plan activities with children.
No prior knowledge in childcare is required. You will need a qualification in English and Maths at Entry Level 3 or Level 1 (equivalent to GCSE at D-G or Entry Level 3 or Level 1 Functional Skills) Some knowledge of IT would be useful as work includes internet research, preparing reports using Word and emailing attachments. A placement in an early years setting is desirable.
There will be a total of 5 or 6 units for this course. You must complete all written and practical tasks in order to pass. This will demonstrate your knowledge and understanding.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Wednesday in college and Thursday online. Teaching methods are varied and include lecture, discussion, group work, field trips, video, presentations and role play. All resources used within each lesson are available on Google Classroom. In addition to the classes you will be expected to do at least three hours of home study per week.
In addition to the classes you will be expected to do at least three hours of home study per week.
Your work will be marked by your tutor who will give you constructive feedback on how to improve. You will have the opportunity to have regular one-to-one tutorials with your tutor to discuss your learning. Completion of this course will give you Level 1 Certificate in Caring for Children. The awarding body NCFE Cache
Qualification you will achieve
Completion of this course will give you Level 1 Certificate in Caring for Children.
The awarding body NCFE Cache
Next Steps and Progression
Level 2 for the Early Years Practitioner, Level 2 in Supporting Teaching and Learning in schools Health and Social Care (L1/2) English, Maths and Computing courses
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Additional Learning Support
Additional Learning Support (ALS) is available for this course and is subject to an assessment with a member of our support staff. ALS may include one or more of the following: support in classes, out of class in small groups, workshops or 1:1 with a specialist tutor. Reasonable adjustments including assistive equipment and also access support can be made available through our Disability Officer. Please let us know as soon as possible about your learning needs and/or disabilities so we can arrange support at the earliest opportunity. Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers and employability advice and guidance is also available to all learners.
WM College is able to provide financial support for some course fees. You may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, view our Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.