Level 1 Pathway to Childcare & Early Years

Course Code: P232418

Key Information

  • Course type


  • Campus:

    Highbury Campus

  • Start Date:

    Sept 23

  • Duration:

    One year

  • Attendance:


  • 16-18 school leaver fee:


For those aged 16-19 who have a general interest in childcare and wish to develop their maths and English levels to access higher vocationally related courses.

Units include:

  • understanding play
  • supporting children’s learning through sensory play activities
  • human growth and development
  • understanding safeguarding in early years
  • practical health and safety when with young children
  • physical activities for young children
  • developing skills for listening to children.

You will have the opportunity to attend enrichment sessions and to take part in vocationally based projects. You will also contribute to the planning and delivery of fundraising events. You will enjoy regular vocationally relevant professional visits and take part in real-life work experience. There is also recognition and awards for good attendance and a committed attitude that consists of end of term trips, film nights and bowling.

There are no formal entry requirements, although a keen interest in childcare combined with a desire to improve your maths and English levels is essential.

You will develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes that you will need to progress into positive destinations. You will be assessed through a variety of ways (activity, group work, photographic and video) which will be presented through a portfolio of evidence. You will have weekly tutorials and receive regular feedback to discuss your progress. All of our courses are planned around your individual learning needs, with a timetable that clearly identifies the sessions that will be taught. You will be assigned a tutor who will support you throughout your time in college. Teaching staff will work closely with you to help you achieve planned learning goals. Our staff are experienced at delivering classes to meet your needs and will work with you to build your confidence and skills. Our learning centres are equipped with modern resources that will support you to be able to achieve positive outcomes and be able to achieve the course qualification.

100% attendance is expected for the duration of the course. English, maths, work experience, tutorials and employability sessions all form part of the overall qualification and non-attendance to any of these sessions may result in the overall qualification not being achieved. Continued non-attendance to any timetabled sessions may result in losing your place on the course.

This course is the perfect stepping stone to further education and enables progression into further vocational courses, traineeships or an apprenticeship. In the final term of this course, you will have an opportunity to study towards a vocationally relevant Level 2 course that will further enable your progression to a higher-level course.

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