Childcare Level 1 at Sheffield College
This is a 1 year full time course.
About the course
This course is designed to encourage your understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to care for young children. The programme will also help to develop life skills.
Modules studied include:
- Child development and how children grow and develop
- Caring for young children
- Play and learning in the home for young children and babies, musical activities, craft activities and play and leisure activities in the community
- Responsibilities of young parents, how to build confidence in young children, listening and talking to a young child and showing respect.
- Eating healthily
- How to look after children and keep them safe
Part of the course will be about learning to develop parenting and life skills and how to interact with children with special educational needs or where English is an additional language. You will also have the opportunity to plan and prepare for the next steps in your learning journey.
The course will involve a combination of practical and written activities. There is no work experience or placement as part of this course. You will be required to study functional skills in English and Maths.
You will have the opportunity to undertake Forest Schools training (Outdoor education activities) and Human Trafficking awareness training, attend education trade exhibitions and help charity fund raising.
Will the course suit me?
In order to be successful on this course, you will need to be interested in child care and in children. You will need good attendance and punctuality and should be motivated and prepared to learn.
4 GCSEs at Grade 2 or above including English Language
The course is assessed using a range of methods; this could include tasks such as producing information charts, leaflets or written assignments.
At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.
If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.
Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.
Learner Support Fund
If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:
Books and materials
Uniform and equipment
Essential course trips
- DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university
Where can it lead?
On successful completion you could progress to a Level 2 Child Care course or to other courses at this level. It does not prepare you for a specific job role, but supports you in preparing for the next steps in education or training. To progress onto level 2 you will need to be ready for the workplace by having a mature attitude, excellent attendance, punctuality and motivation.
Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.
Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:
- Thursday 25th October 2018
- Wednesday 21st November 2018
- Tuesday 29th January 2019
- Monday 4th March 2019
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.