Level 1 Childcare
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: GCSE profile of 5 GCSEs at grade 2, including Maths or English.
Start Date: September 2021
Length: 1 year
Course Overview

At Level 1, you will gain an insight into your chosen Vocational subject and further develop your skills in English and Maths. You will also be supported to build key personal skills such as communication, problem-solving, and team work to help you take those first steps towards your chosen career. You will undertake a work placement to find out what it’s like to work in your chosen sector and build essential skills for the workplace.

On successful completion of your Level 1 course you may be able to progress on to further studies with a Level 2 course in your chosen subject or onto an Apprenticeship, where appropriate.

What will I learn?

For your chosen vocational option, you will also study a range of topics which may include:

• Being organised
• Creating a Personal Development Plan
• Child development
• Care routines
• Craft activities
• Safeguarding
• Food nutrition


How will the course be assessed?

You will be assessed through written assignments, exams and practical assessments.

Progression and Careers

Students can progress onto a Level 2 qualification in either Childcare or Health and Social Care, Traineeships and Apprenticeships.

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