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Childcare Level 1 - September 2024

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Full Time
36 weeks
Early Years and Childcare
Suitable for
East Ham Campus
Childcare Level 1 – September 2024
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Course content

The course integrates a broad range of units within the Childcare curriculum to create a diverse programme of study.

The units explored during your course include Being Organised, Developing a Personal Progression Plan and Providing a Children’s Creative Activity.

This is an assignment based qualification. All assignments are internally and externally assessed through a range of assessment methods. Examples of assessments methods used on this programme include observations, presentations, reports, posters and essays.

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.

As part of the programme, you will conduct a one-week work placement in a Childcare environment. This will allow you to apply your theoretical knowledge into a practical work setting.


  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan
  • Being Organised
  • Planning a Safe Childcare Environment
  • Providing a Children’s Creative Activity
  • Providing an Activity to Support Children’s Emotional and Social Needs

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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'll need to achieve Entry Level 3 English, diagnostic 60% or above 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?

This course is free for students aged 16-18. The course fee for adults (19+) is TBC.


Certificate in Childcare