Childcare

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Overview

This one-year course is suitable for learners wishing to work in early year’s education and care. It is perfect for those with little or no experience in childcare and will prepare you to work with children between birth and five years, with a knowledge of children up to seven years. As part of the course, you will need to complete practical work placements which will build your skills and confidence with working with children.

‘...students use well-defined targets and clear areas for development to help them to improve subsequent pieces of work.’ Ofsted, 2018

Course description

The course covers a diverse range topics relating to childcare, including children's development, how to look after children, learning about the importance of a healthy diet in a child's development.

You will build a portfolio of evidence, and will be assessed on projects and assignments directly linked to working with children including your work placement, written assignments and other internal assessments.

What areas will I study?

Key areas of study inlcude:

  • Child development
  • Safeguarding
  • Keeping children healthy
  • Play and development

What are the entry requirements?

You will need 4 GCSEs grade 3-9 including English and maths or a Level 2 qualification in functional skills English and maths.

Where can I progress to next?

You could progress onto the CACHE Early Years Educator qualification.


Student satisfaction

Satisfaction rating Recommendation rating
98/100 84/100
Satisfaction comment Recommendation comment
I enjoy my course I would recommend the college to family and friends

Course options

  • 2019/20 Part Time Day

    Provider

    South & City College Birmingham

    Location

    Bordesley Green Campus, Golden Hillock Women's Centre, Hall Green Campus


    Mode of attendance

    2019/20 Part Time Day

    Days

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

    Age range Start Fees Duration Further information
    16-18 September | 2019/20 - 1 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
    19-23 September | 2019/20 £362.00 1 Academic Year(s) In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
    24+ September | 2019/20 Please contact the college for fee information 1 Academic Year(s) In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
    Hours Per Week Study Details Minimum Age Average Class Size Max Class Size Material Fees International Fees
    - - 16 - - 0.00 0.00

    Leisure Program Fees Further Information International Comments
    0.00 - -
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    Other Options:

  • 2019/20 Full Time Day

    Provider

    South & City College Birmingham

    Location

    Golden Hillock Women's Centre, Hall Green Campus, Bournville Campus


    Mode of attendance

    2019/20 Full Time Day

    Days

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

    Age range Start Fees Duration Further information
    16-18 September | 2019/20 - 1 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
    19-23 September | 2019/20 £362.00 1 Academic Year(s) In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
    24+ September | 2019/20 Please contact the college for fee information 1 Academic Year(s) In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
    Hours Per Week Study Details Minimum Age Average Class Size Max Class Size Material Fees International Fees
    - - 16 - - 0.00 0.00

    Leisure Program Fees Further Information International Comments
    0.00 - -
    To apply for this option, click here:
    Or click here to enquire:

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