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Child Care, Education and Teacher Training

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This one-year course develops an understanding of working in a childcare environment, childcare within the local community, practical aspects of caring for children and employability /progression opportunities in childcare

The course is made up of 14 units of work that include child development, craft activities, play and leisure, communication and preparing for next steps. There is also the opportunity to undertake work experience to use the skills you will develop through your course. The course also covers personal development with a focus on employability and life skills.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSE passes at grade 2 or above, preferably to include Maths and English, or a vocational qualification at pass or above, and Functional Skills Maths and English preferably at Entry Level 3.


Students need to be positive about working with children and young people and have a caring and practical approach to work.


NCFE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children


This course is continually assessed using various methods including the completion of assignments.

Home Study

A minimum of two hours per week as appropriate.

Work Placement

Work experience is in a block week over the year.


L2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

Fees and Additional Costs

We ask that students contribute towards enrichment activities. This enables students to take part in fun activities that support the course and encourages team building.

Additional Information

Students are required to wear uniform when on work placement and the process for collecting this uniform will be explained at induction. We encourage student feedback and good attendance at review evenings.

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*Terms and conditions apply. The fees stated on this website are for guidance purposes only and should be checked before enrolment. Unless otherwise stated, fees shown are for tuition only, over one term (Community Learning courses) or one academic year. Where a course is longer than one academic year, the fees stated are for the first year, and the cost of the second or subsequent years will be discussed at interview. For details of fee remission for students over 19 click here. If you think you may be entitled to a concession or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us on 01635 845000 or email info@newbury-college.co.uk.

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