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Caring for Children BTEC Level 1 Certificate at Richmond Adult Community College

Course description

IF YOU DO NOT ALREADY HAVE A FULL LEVEL 2 QUALIFICATION, OR ARE ON JOB SEEKERS’ ALLOWANCE, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE CONCESSIONARY FEE OF £40. PLEASE DISCUSS THIS WHEN YOU COME FOR INTERVIEW. The aim of the BTEC Certificate (QCF) in Caring for Children introduces learners to the skills they need to work in a career area with children, families, social work, or even nursing. This is a nationally recognised qualification. This is the first qualification that provides learners with a range of opportunities to develop their skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. The 13-credit Edexcel Level 1 BTEC Certificate (QCF) extends the work-related focus from the Edexcel Level 1 BTEC Award (QCF) and covers some of the knowledge and practical skills required for a particular vocational sector.

Course content

You will cover a number of mandatory and optional units that may include some of the following topics; Communication Skills with Children Encouraging Children to Eat Healthily Keeping Children Safe Self Assessment

Entry requirements

This is a BTEC Level 1 Certificate (QCF) course there are no formal qualifications that are needed to begin this course. An interest in working with people and children GCSE grades D and above (for younger learners) Some work experience paid or voluntary (not necessary) We will invite applicants to an interview where you will be able to discuss whether the course is suitable for you and undertake a written and numeracy task to establish what support you might need


Assessment will be through class work, oral discussion which will be completed throughout the course. There is no formal examination at the end of this course. Each unit within the qualification has specified assessment criteria which must be used. To achieve a ‘pass’ a learner must have satisfied all the assessment criteria. To gain the Certificate the learner needs to gain 13 credits. Each unit will be assessed through assignments, projects and practical activities.

Further information This course may not be set up yet but it will be available in 2012

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richmond Adult Community College directly.

Last updated date: 14 July 2017
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