Preparing to Work in Childcare Level 1

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Course code: 24P100

Thinking about working or volunteering in childcare or a school? This course will help you learn the skills needed, providing a good foundation for your next steps.

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Dates

From 20 Sep 2024 to 04 Jul 2025
Fri 09:30-12:30

33 weeks

20 Sep 2024

09:30 to 12:30

27 Sep 2024

09:30 to 12:30

04 Oct 2024

09:30 to 12:30

11 Oct 2024

09:30 to 12:30

18 Oct 2024

09:30 to 12:30

08 Nov 2024

09:30 to 12:30

15 Nov 2024

09:30 to 12:30

22 Nov 2024

09:30 to 12:30

29 Nov 2024

09:30 to 12:30

06 Dec 2024

09:30 to 12:30

13 Dec 2024

09:30 to 12:30

20 Dec 2024

09:30 to 12:30

10 Jan 2025

09:30 to 12:30

17 Jan 2025

09:30 to 12:30

24 Jan 2025

09:30 to 12:30

31 Jan 2025

09:30 to 12:30

07 Feb 2025

09:30 to 12:30

14 Feb 2025

09:30 to 12:30

28 Feb 2025

09:30 to 12:30

07 Mar 2025

09:30 to 12:30

14 Mar 2025

09:30 to 12:30

21 Mar 2025

09:30 to 12:30

28 Mar 2025

09:30 to 12:30

04 Apr 2025

09:30 to 12:30

02 May 2025

09:30 to 12:30

09 May 2025

09:30 to 12:30

16 May 2025

09:30 to 12:30

23 May 2025

09:30 to 12:30

06 Jun 2025

09:30 to 12:30

13 Jun 2025

09:30 to 12:30

20 Jun 2025

09:30 to 12:30

27 Jun 2025

09:30 to 12:30

04 Jul 2025

09:30 to 12:30

where

CITY LEARNING QUARTER 

Old Hall Street

Wolverhampton
WV1 3AU


fees

Fees and concessions

total  total fee  for  this  course: £567.00.

the full tuition fee for this course: £509.00  (

Fee concessions will be discussed on application, many students do not have to pay a course fee.

) . £58  for exam fees

who

Wolverhampton Adult Education Service

enquiries@aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk

Course details

<p>Do you want to work with young children in a nursery, creche or as a childminder? </p>

<p>We offer a range of childcare courses from Entry Level to Level 3 that will help you reach your goal.  </p>

<p> </p>

<p><strong>It’s Childs Play</strong> is a short course, ideal if you are thinking about starting a career working with children, if you want to get back into education or develop skills to help you and your family. The course will give you an introduction to a full Childcare programme so you can find out if it would be right for you. </p>

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<p><strong>ESOL for Work in Childcare is delivered at Entry 3.</strong> These courses will introduce you to the key aspects of caring for a child while you continue to develop your English language skills. The inclusion of digital skills will prepare you for work in the modern world. As well as learning the skills needed to care for a baby or young child, subjects include setting a routine, healthy lifestyles and the importance of play and learning.  </p>

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<p><strong>Preparing to work with Children Level 1</strong> is a year-long course that will introduce you to caring for children, ideal if you want to learn the skills and gain a qualification needed to prepare you for working with children. Subjects taught will include child development, communicating with children, engaging children through activities, supporting learning, planning for the care of children’s physical and emotional needs, play and leisure activities and science activities. </p>

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<p><strong>Childcare Level 2</strong> is a year-long course that will introduce you to key aspects of childcare and education needed to work with children and young people. As well as giving you valuable life skills it will result in a qualification to help you to progress to the next level of learning. Subjects taught will include child development, safeguarding, an awareness of the importance and value of play for early learning, sensory loss and respecting and valuing children.  </p>

<p> </p>

<p><strong>Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner Level 2 </strong>is a year-long course which will give you the skills and qualification needed to work in a wide range of Early Years settings, where children are aged 0 to 5 years. Successful completion of this qualification will prepare you to move onto the next level of learning which may include the Level 3 Diploma and other related qualifications or a move into employment. A work placement is needed to achieve this qualification and delivery will include a mixture of online and face to face sessions. </p>

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<p><strong>Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) Level 3</strong> is a year-long course which will give you the qualification needed to work in a wide range of Early Years settings, where children are aged 0 to 5 years. This course will also give you the knowledge of children aged 5 to 7. You will need to be working in the sector already and have already gained the Level 2 EYP qualification or equivalent before starting this course. </p>

Course requirements

<p>Entry to these courses starts with an informal meeting with your teacher. You will need to have a good use of English for each course level. If you do not have a qualification at Level 2 in English, there will be a short skill check to see what level you are working at. </p>

<p>There will be an opportunity to join a separate English, maths and digital skills class if you do not already have a Level 2 qualification in these subjects.  </p>

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<p>You will need 100% attendance throughout the course to successfully achieve. </p>

Location

<p>City Learning Quarter, Old Hall Street, Wolverhampton.WV1 3AU</p>

What are the benefits of this course?

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<p>It&#039;s your chance to make a real difference. You will have the enjoyment of working with children and the satisfaction of being involved in a child&#039;s intellectual, social, and emotional development. </p>
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<p>You will gain qualifications valued by Early Years settings </p>
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<p>You will gain a valuable addition to your CV to help you get a job or help you to get a better job </p>
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<p>Award and Certificate courses will give you a knowledge-based qualification which will ensure you develop the knowledge and skills required to work in the childcare sector </p>
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<p>Diploma courses will give you a work-related qualification which will ensure you gain valuable work experience in the workplace </p>
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<p>You will study in an adult environment with support from a dedicated Student Services team </p>
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<p>You will meet new people, develop your networks and your confidence </p>
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<p>Many students will be able to access financial support e.g., course fees, resources, travel, childcare, laptop loan </p>
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<p>All the teachers are experts in their subject, fully qualified and experienced </p>
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<p>We get excellent feedback from students </p>
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<p>You will be given a FREE Microsoft Office 365 account including access to Word, Excel and PowerPoint  </p>
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How will I learn?

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<p>Most sessions will be delivered face-to-face. There will be planned lessons, discussions, group activities, research, tutorials, and practical activities giving you the best experience to prepare you for a move onto the next level of course or into employment. Up to 25% of your course will be independent learning that will involve you carrying out activities outside of the classroom. </p>

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<p>For diploma courses you will also learn through your experiences at your work placement and delivery will be more flexible including online sessions where you will learn to use Microsoft Teams. </p>

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<p>Learning support is available if you have a learning disability, let us know on your application if you require support. </p>

How will my progress be monitored and assessed?

<p>Assessment takes place throughout your study in the form of written assignments. Your teacher will negotiate assessment plans with you on a regular basis and give you feedback on how well you are doing.  </p>

<p>For the Diploma course you will also be observed in your placement or workplace. </p>

<p>You will have an Individual Learning Plan which will be used to record your targets and progress. There are no examinations as you will put together a portfolio of evidence that will be assessed by your teacher and moderated externally. </p>

Are there any additional costs?

<p>For many students the courses will be free and student services will check your eligibility for funding.  </p>

<p>You will have to have a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS), which will be free if you are eligible for funding. </p>

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<p>You will need to supply your own writing materials such as pens, paper and folders but you may be able to loan a laptop and a MiFi to enable you to learn at home. </p>

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<p>For information about support with travel or childcare costs, please contact Student Services on 01902 551658 or 01902 558180 or please email <a href="mailto:enquiries@aes.wolverhamptonn.gov.uk" target="_blank">enquiries@aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk</a> to check eligibility. </p>

What qualification will I get?

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<p>On successful completion of your course you will be awarded one of the following: </p>

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<p>It’s Childs Play in-house certificate </p>
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<p>NCFE Cache Award or Certificate in Caring for a Child/Children Entry 3 </p>
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<p>NCFE Cache Award or Certificate in Caring for Children Level 1 </p>
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<p>NCFE Cache Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People Level 2   </p>
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<p>NCFE Cache Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (EYP) Level 2 </p>
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<p>NCFE Cache Diploma for the Early Years Educator (EYE) Level 3 </p>
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What will I be able to do after this course?

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<p>Progression to the next level childcare course.  </p>
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<p>You may wish to broaden your skills in other areas such as English, maths or digital skills. </p>
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<p>Successful achievement of the Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner Level 2 or the Diploma for the Early Years Educator Level 3 may lead to a variety of employment opportunities including: </p>

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<li>Nursery Worker (£14,000 to £23,000) </li>
<li>Nursery Manager (£23,000 to £35,000) </li>
<li>Early Years Teacher - following progression to a full teaching qualification (£30,000 to £47,000) </li>
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<p>*Salary information is taken from the National Careers Service March 2024* </p>

Further information

<p>For further information or for careers or educational advice, please contact our Student Gateway: </p>

<p>01902 558180 | <a href="mailto:enquiries@aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk" target="_blank">enquiries@aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk</a> | <a href="http://www.aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk/" target="_blank">www.aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk</a> </p>