Caring for Children

Diploma Childhood Studies

Course Details

Subject Area
Childhood Studies
Age Group
16 - 18

Wythenshawe Campus
(Full Time - 1 year)

Openshaw Campus
(Full Time - 1 year)

Harpurhey Campus
(Full Time - 1 year)

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As an introduction into caring for children, this Level 1 diploma is ideal for anyone considering a future career in this area. You'll develop an underpinning knowledge of the skills needed to care for young children effectively and lay the foundations for further study and a rewarding job in childcare.

You'll focus on practical health and safety aspects when working with children and learn the importance of safeguarding young people's welfare. You'll also being to understand how children grow and develop as they get older, looking at how to respect and value their actions.

Although you don't need to be working or be on a practical placement - as this course is just focused on developing your knowledge - you'll still be exploring a variety of craft activities for children and understanding how play can be focused on early learning. Healthy living will also be touched upon and you'll discover how to effectively share learning experiences with young people.

Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes.

Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.

Each of the units on this Level 1 Diploma will be assessed by your tutor, using a range of methods that could include written coursework, designing charts and leaflets, or oral questioning.

Once you've completed this CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children, you'll be able to progress onto a number of Level 2 courses here at The Manchester College, including a certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People or a certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care.

As you develop your knowledge and skills on these courses, you'll be taking the next steps towards a number of rewarding careers in the childcare industry, including working as an Early Years Educator, a nanny, a childminder, or a practitioner in a nursery.

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This course is free to take for anyone between the ages of 16 and 18, but if you don't fall into this category you might need to pay tuition fees, depending on your circumstances.

There's lots of help available to make sure you can afford college, including a number of different funding options, tuition fee loans, bursaries and special grants. We've put all the information together to make it easier to understand and find what support you can get on our dedicated finance page.

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