Who is the course for?
This is a FREE short course (18 weeks) suitable for any adults (19+ years) who would like to work with children and young people. The qualification will give learners a basic understanding of childcare and education and will help you to make an informed choice about progression. After successful completion of the course you can progress to either the early years or schools / colleges sector at either level 2 or directly to level 3 (depending on previous experience and qualifications)
Do I need any formal qualifications?
No formal qualifications required. Learners do not need to be working or undertaking practical placements to complete this qualification as it is knowledge only.
What will I study on the course?
The purpose of the course is to prepare you for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in childcare and education. You will study a range of units such as safeguarding, child development, the value of play and sharing learning experiences with children.
Note: Does not confer competence or licence to practice