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FT Registration Fee - £30.00
Please Note - These fees are for the 2018/19 Academic Year and are subject to change annually. Fees are payable for each year of study.
Days, Times and Fees for Part Time and HE courses are subject to change. HE Tuition Fees will be confirmed April 2018.
Learners attending Care and Childcare courses need to purchase a £ 11.00 polo shirt to wear at placement and to pay for a DBS check.
This course provides you with the high standard of training you need to begin working with children. Time is spent in college and in a number of appropriate work placements in order to gain relevant experience.
You will require 4 GCSEs at A*- D, which must include Maths and English/Welsh, or completion of a full relevant vocational programme at Level 1 which must include GCSE Maths and English/Welsh at grades A*-D or equivalent such as Level 1 ESW Communications and Application of Number. Plus satisfactory references. As well as producing a satisfactory DBS , applicants are required to provide evidence of their suitability to work in the care sector . All applicants will be provided with a “ Suitability for Care pro-forma “ that must be completed .
You must have satisfactory clearance with the Disclosure and Barring Service. You will be invited to attend an interview and you will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required.
Applicants with appropriate experience, who do not necessarily meet the academic qualifications, may be considered.
What will I study?
You will study a range of units, which include looking at child development from birth to 19 years of age, as well as planning and implementing activities to carry out with children.
During the year, you will have mandatory practical work placement training with children within the relevant age range. In addition to these units, you will study Essential Skills for Work & Life, Communication, Application of Number or the option to study GCSE Maths and English.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed using a range of methods, both in college and at work placement.
Career Opportunities and Progression
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to apply for other CACHE awards or employment in a Childcare and Education supervised capacity, e.g. primary and nursery schools, day nurseries, private homes, playgroups, child-minding, family centres, crèches and in Special Education.