Childcare and Early Years

Child Care - Full Time - Entry 3
Course Title
Child Care - Full Time - Entry 3
Course Code
Mode of Study
Full Time
NCFE - Certificate in Caring for a Child/Children
Number of Weeks
Entry Requirements
Entry 2 and the ability to achieve Entry 3 English and maths.
Leads on to
Level 1 in Caring for Children qualifications or Level 1 Personal and Social Development qualifications are a great next step as this course shares some units with these qualifications. Credits achieved from these units can be transferred over and count towards the next qualification.
Additional Information
Because of the nature of the course you must not have been previously excluded from teaching or working with young people. If you are planning or applying to work with young people under 18 or vulnerable adults you will need to seek enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) clearance. This should be done through your employer but in some cases may be done through the College. You may be required to pay the fee for this.
These qualifications develop the basic skills needed to care for a baby or young child including those who want to develop parenting and life skills, including special educational needs or where English is an additional language. There is a choice of units from setting a routine, through to healthy lifestyles and the importance of play and learning. You will be assessed by your tutor or assessor through a range of methods such as designing charts or leaflets, or methods such as oral questioning.
Areas of study include:
Explanation of the verbs used in the Assessment Criteria
Respecting and valuing children
Children’s play and leisure activities in the community
Confidence building for the young child through play
Listening to and talking with a young child
Individual rights and responsibilities
Eating healthily
Responsibilities of new parents
Providing a safe and hygienic environment for a young child
Routines for a young child
Healthy lifestyle