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Caring For Children Introductory Diploma at Derby College

Course description

This qualification encourages an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to care for young children. Covering everything from craft activities to children’s growth and development, it prepares you for your next step – either in training or moving towards a childcare career.

Course content

Units include:

  • Craft activities for young children
  • Practical health and safety with young children
  • Healthy living
  • Self development
  • Growth and development of young children

Entry requirements

All applicants are assessed on an individual basis and an interview is essential. You will need a profile of five GCSEs at grade E, including English, along with evidence of good attendance, punctuality, self-motivation and a positive attitude to study. 

You also need two references and to complete an Early Years taster day successfully.

Assessment

Units include:
  • Craft activities for young children
  • Practical health and safety with young children
  • Healthy living
  • Self development
  • Growth and development of young children
To support your main study programme, future progression and life skills, you will also develop your maths and English skills.

Financial information

You need a ring binder, pen and paper.

Future opportunities

Further study
The credits gained from this award can be used to progress to further CACHE childcare qualifications and the course is an ideal stepping stone to future learning and training.

Careers
The abilities and knowledge you gain on the course are transferable to a wide range of job areas.

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Derby College directly.

Last updated date: 28 January 2016

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