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Childcare Level 1 at Malvern Hills College

Course description

This is an introductory level course for those who would love to work with children.

Course content

What’s involved?

You will be studying a range of topics including:

  • Children’s play and leisure activities in the community
  • Growth and development of young children
  • Healthy eating for families
  • Listening to and talking with a young child
  • Respecting and valuing children
  • You will also study Functional skills in English and Maths
  • You will undertake 3 weeks or 111 hours of work experience
How will I be studying?

You will attend College for three days a week. During the course you will put together personal action plans, assignments and work on a portfolio of work.

Entry requirements

All applicants will need to have two GCSEs Grade D - G, or an Entry 3 qualification, a successful interview and be able to provide suitable references. You also need to have enthusiasm and an interest in working with children 0 - 16 years.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the Level 1 Award/Certificate in Caring for Children, the most common progression route is for students to apply to move on to the Level 2 Childcare course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 August 2016

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    • The Malvern campus has been a centre of excellence for Art and Crafts for many years. Malvern town centre is nearby with its leisure, theatre and shopping facilities and fabulous backdrop of the Malvern Hills.

      The campus has...

      ·         Professional hair and beauty therapy salons.

      ·         Dedicated hair and beauty teaching facilities.

      ·         Several art and crafts studios.

      ·         Exhibits of the students’ work.

      ·         The Malvern Community Learning Centre.

      ·         Fully equipped IT facilities.

      In addition to the Learning Resources Centre, and the Refectory.