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Caring for Children BTEC Level 1 at Runshaw College

Course description

Why should I come to Runshaw to study Caring for Children?

The course is designed for students considering studying Childcare as an option in the future and want to know what it is like to work in a child care setting. It is an introductory course and will allow you to learn about not only the child care industry, but also about your own skills and qualities.

Enrichment includes voluntary work; induction activities and team building; guest speakers from industry; trips and visits; access to all college enrichment activities.

The pass rate for 2018 on this course was 100%, with 78% of students achieving high grades.

What will I study?

Key areas of the course include:

  • Reading with children
  • Respecting children and others
  • Getting ready for the workplace
  • Keeping children safe
  • Creative activities
  • Being organised

As part of the course you will also study English and Maths and will develop employability skills to help you reach your full potential in education and prepare you to work confidently, effectively and independently in life. This course also contains a Work Placement Experience. Students are fully supported in making any arrangements and in ensuring they get the most from it.

Entry requirements

For access to our Level 1 courses, our entry requirements are 1 x GCSE at Grade 3 and 1 x GCSE at Grade 2. This should include Maths or English Language at Grade 2 and no less than a 1 in the other.

Caring for Children does not have any specific additional requirements.


How will I be assessed?

Assessment takes place throughout the course in a variety of ways, including posters, presentations, and written assignments.

Financial information

No course fees are applicable for 16-18 year old learners who meet funding regulations.

Future opportunities

What will this course prepare me for?

Successful completion of this course and additional qualifications may lead to progression in college or an Apprenticeship.

Where are you going?

  • Midwife
  • Nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Primary School Teacher
  • Youth Worker

Further information

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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.

Last updated date: 02 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: LFD1CAR

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