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Caring for Children (Level 1) at Central College Nottingham

Course description

This course is aimed at you if you want to develop life skills and gain an understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to care for young children. It will also include personal and social development skills and units, plus English and Maths. There may be opportunities for you to attend childcare placements whilst on this course, but this will be dependent on attitude and performance.

Course content

Subjects / Modules include:

  • Children’s development
  • Children and play
  • Supporting babies to play
  • Respecting and valuing children
  • Health and safety

English and Maths are an essential part of your studies and will help you succeed on your course. These subjects will help you develop confidence and are the key employability skills that all employers now look for when recruiting.

Entry requirements

One of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grades D-G including English Language and Maths
  • A relevant Entry 3 qualification, plus you will need to complete an English and Maths assessment to determine the right course and support for you.

Adults who are aged 19+ without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.


Assessment for all units is by assignment.

Future opportunities

Further study options include:

  • Cache Level 2 Diploma in Childcare and Education
  • Apprenticeship in Children and Young People

To progress onto the above courses, you must have successfully achieved GCSE Maths and English at grade D.

Further information

To support your application we will ask you to bring in a school report.

If you attend a work placement you will be expected to pay for the Disclosure and Barring Service check (approximately £45) and fund your travel expenses to and from your placement.

Need help with tuition fees, travel or equipment costs? Click here if you are aged 16-18 or here if you are aged 19+

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 June 2015
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