The Level 1 course enables you to gain valuable skills and work experience to progress onto further study and move towards the early years career of your choice.
Being on a Level 1 course, you will receive excellent help and support from experienced tutors and teaching assistants. Working in small classes, you will notice that your self-confidence and self-esteem will grow. Level 1 also boosts your social skills and ability to get on with a variety of different people. Your study programme will also include some supported English and Maths sessions and provide a first step towards gaining qualifications.
Our tutors have wide ranging experience which supports their teaching, including roles as school governors, early years teachers, nursery nurse/playgroup supervisors and first aid practitioners.
- Fantastic links with local hospitals, schools and nurseries
- Work placements provide practical experience
- Inspirational guest speakers
- High progression rate to employment
This course allows you to gain an introductory qualification and develop your skills to progress to a Level 2 course in Childcare or Health & Social Care. You will complete a work placement in your chosen area and the course content will reflect your area of interest.
All students gain valuable skills and confidence to progress onto further study.
- Healthy living
- Learning through play
- Craft activities
- Self development
Start at Level 1 if you have at least 2 GCSEs at grade 2 (F) or above, preferably including English and maths. Plus, two references; one from working with children and an enhanced DBS.
After this course
After successful completion of Level 1, you can progress to Early Years or Health & Social Care Level 2 courses or a different programme of your choice.
Alternatively, you may want to seek employment or begin an apprenticeship.
- Healthcare support services
- Care worker
- Social worker
- Nursery practitioner