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Childcare Level 1 (Adults) - February 2025

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Part Time Day
18 weeks
Early Years and Childcare
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East Ham Campus
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Childcare Level 1 (Adults) – February 2025
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Course content

The main focus of this course is to build your knowledge of care organisations, policies and the role of a Childcare worker. The units covered in the course will introduce you to skills that are essential when caring for children and young people. By the end of the course, you will know how to maintain healthy, safe and secure environments and understand the physical, social, emotional and psychological development of young children.

The work is internally and externally assessed and there are no exams.

Various assessment methods are used to ensure learning and teaching has taken place such as peer assessment, case studies, practical demonstration, role play, presentations and written assignments.

Flexibility is provided for any learner with SEN; support is available from the SEN team. The maintenance of high standards is our priority, in order to make the lessons interesting and stimulating for all learners.

Group and one to one feedback is set up on the programme to further assist you with successfully completing the course. Support feedback is at flexible times to meet your needs. This could occur during the daytime or evenings.


The curriculum units that will be delivered on this course include:

  • Respecting and Valuing Children
  • Working in Early Years Settings
  • Awareness of Protection and Safeguarding in Health and Social Care Adults and Children and Young People, Early Years and Childcare
  • Introductory awareness of equality and inclusion in health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings
  • Practical Health and Safety when with Young Children
  • Social, Emotional and Psychological Development of Young Children
  • Understanding Learning and Development through Play
  • Engaging Children in a Group Activity
  • Planning a Healthy Diet

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Entry requirements

You will require at least 4 GCSEs at grade 9-3 (A*-E) including English and Maths and/or equivalent.

An Initial Diagnostic Assessment has to be completed before you are enrolled; you also need to achieve at least Entry 3 English to be accepted on to the Level 1 course. This is to ensure you are put on the right course at the right level.

East Ham Campus

The Eastham Campus at Newham College is a dynamic educational hub known for its diverse and inclusive learning environment. Situated in the heart of East London, the campus offers a wide range of courses and programs that cater to the needs and aspirations of students from various backgrounds. With state-of-the-art facilities and a dedicated faculty, the Eastham Campus provides students with the tools and support they need to excel academically and personally, fostering a vibrant community of learners and thinkers.

How much will this course cost?

The course fee is TBC.


Certificate in Childcare