This programme is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of the principles of working with children from birth to five years, and in supporting children’s development in a variety of settings. It is intended as an introductory course and will enable students to progress to higher level qualifications required to work in the sector
The objectives of the course are to enable those who support children’s care activities to gain the skills to:
Promote healthy eating
Create a safe environment for young children
Work effectively as part of a team
Contribute to equality of opportunity in young children’s development
Provide a wide range of play activities
The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home. Students receive course manual, assignments and studyguide plus tutor support by mail and email. You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of enrolment.
Each element is followed by a written assignment, which is submitted and then marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.
At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by Kendal Publishing Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to our courses. We have designed our training courses specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 1 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.
Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. The course will take around 90 hours of study to complete.
Your study pack is dispatched in full at the time of enrolment and provides all you need to complete your studies:
Comprehensive study notes for each element of the course
Assignment marking & feedback
Please refer to current price list
This course consists of five units of study:
Unit 1: Encouraging children to eat healthily
Understand the importance of healthy eating for children
Understand how to plan and prepare activities and experiences to encourage children to eat healthily
Be able to reflect and assess on own personal skills in supporting healthy eating activities
Unit 2: Create a safe environment for young children
Understand how to carry out a safety check on the environment.
Understand how to respond to potentially hazardous or emergency situations.
Understand how to respond to common childhood illnesses and situations which may affect a child’s well-being.
Unit 3: Working in a team
Understand the features of good team work
Understand the need to work co-operatively with others in the team
Understand how team members value each other’s contributions
Be able to carry out a review of their team work
Unit 4: Contribute to the equality of opportunity in support of young children’s development
Understand own role in promoting children’s rights
Understand how to respond appropriately to the additional needs on individual children
Unit 5: Provide a range of appropriate play activities for young children
Be able to plan a range of appropriate play activities for young children
Be able to carry out a range of appropriate play activities for young children
Understand the need to clear away activities with a group of young children