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£280.00 Course symbols: * Q
An introduction to a career in childcare, including healthy eating and living, the development of young children and confidence building through play. You do not need to be working or volunteering for this course. The course is designed to stimulate interest and encourage your understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to care for young children. The course is aimed at a range of students, including young people needing to develop life skills as well as those who are thinking of working in childcare. It is also suitable for parents who wish to develop parenting skills, and students who may feel they need a little extra support, or where English is an additional language. Fee includes assessment and admin costs of £72
This is an open access course that is design for those with an interest in childcare.
What you will learn
CFC 24 Practical health and safety when with young children. CFC 27 Learning and development through play. CFC 1 Confidence building for the young child through play. CFC 2 Ways to develop listening to and talking skills with a young child.
How you will learn on this course
All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods which may include: written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet, booklet,or poster, creating resources or making activites.
How you will be assessed on this course
1.Describe practical health and safety procedures to put in place when caring for young children. 2.Identify different areas of child development. 3.Describe learning and development through play. 4.Describe ways of confidence building for the young child through play. 5.Discuss ways to develop listening to and talking skills with a young child. 6.Identify stories and rhymes that are suitable for young children.
Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)
Fee includes assessment and admin costs.
What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time
Students are expected to complete all work within the classroom, where they will be supported by the tutor. Learners can carry out short research tasks to support the development of their own knowledge and understanding.
What you need for your course
A4 ring binder folder, pens, A4 paper, A4 dividers.
What you need to bring to the first class
As above. Other materials will be provided by the tutor e.g. glue, paper, card, scissors, glitter, colouring pens.
What you can do next
The Award offers a straightforward progression route to the Level 1 Certificate or Diploma in Caring for Children giving the opportunity to carry forward shared units. Learners are also able to progress to the Level 1 Award and Certificate in Personal and Social Development qualifications.
At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency, who expect that learners who enrol on a course leading to a qualification will take that qualification at the College. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking