NFCE Diploma Caring for Children Level 1 (2021 Version)

Full Time

About the course

An introductory course that gives a good foundation in the skills and knowledge required for working in childcare. Explore health and safety, nutrition and play/learning activities for children.

There are 13 units in total. Some of the units include: Sharing learning experiences with children; Children’s play and leisure activities in the community; Practical Health and Safety when working with young children; Science activities for young children; Craft activities for young children; Musical activities for young children; Healthy living and healthy eating for families.

Entry requirements

Strong interest in working with children. You need to be prepared to work hard and well organised.

Where next?

A Level 2 qualification such as the Diploma in Early Years Practitioner.

Work experience and employability

This course does not contain a specific work experience component, but has other activities to help you develop employability skills. If you would like to undertake a work placement alongside your studies our Employability Team can help.

What additional resources will I need?

You will need to bring your own stationary. All books and specialist articles needed for the course will be provided by the College.

Fees information

This course is free to students aged 16-18.

Students aged 19+ will usually be charged a tuition fee, unless they meet certain eligibility criteria for fee remission. For those paying, an Advanced Learner Loan may be available. For further advice on fees, waivers and loans, please contact the Fees Co-Ordinator at Queens Drive.


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