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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 Evesham campus is a short walk from Evesham town centre. It is well placed for bus links from the surroundings area.

      The campus has...

      ·         A state of the art motor vehicle workshops

      ·         New hair & beauty training salons called PURE - Hair, Beauty & Relaxation, which are also open to the public

      ·         Training rooms for public services and construction

      ·         A dedicated health and childcare teaching area

      ·         Fully equipped IT facilities and media suite

      ·         A new photographic studio

      ·         An Energy Training Centre

      ·         Indoor and outdoor animal care facilities

      We also have a well equipped Learning Resources Centre and an excellent refreshment and relaxation area in The Hub, which includes a Costa Coffee Shop.