All our Childcare courses are available for adults aged 19 on 31 August 2019 and over only.
These Childcare and Adult Social Care courses require an assessment before you can enrol onto the course. Please book onto an assessment here: Skills for Work Assessment Dates
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Daytime & Evening Childcare Courses at WMC-The Camden College
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, but need to improve your written or spoken English. 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.
Raspberry Pi is used in schools to help learners develop coding and programming skills. These sessions are aimed at parents who would like to understand more about Raspberry Pi, and develop their own basic coding skills.
If you are looking to train as an early year’s worker in a nursery or early years setting, then this course is ideal for you. This two-term course will help you to develop practical knowledge and understanding about working with young children aged 0-5. You will study 14 units which include child development, safeguarding, health and safety, positive environments for children and partnership working in services for children, as well as supporting positive behaviour, communication, equality and inclusion and maintaining and supporting relationships with children and young people. You must also do a voluntary work placement two days a week.
This course will cover a range of art and crafts activities that can be used with young children in an early years setting. Each session will focus on different activities.
An introduction to British Sign Language taster course for anyone wishing to learn about Deaf Awareness and sign language in a childcare setting. This short course will give confidence to learners wanting to communicate with deaf, hard of hearing, pre-verbal and non-verbal children. The course covers everyday greetings and instructions, BSL nursery rhymes and simple story telling activities
Learning Makaton can play an active role in supporting and promoting language development and non-verbal communication in children. Makaton uses signs and symbols to support communication and develops communication skills for those who struggle with spoken language. During these sessions you will learn how to use Makaton signs to support behaviour and learn core vocabulary (single nouns and verbs) to help children make requests and express themselves
This course is for anyone wishing to learn more about becoming a mealtime supervisor. You will explore the requirements of the role in relation to; working with children, having good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.