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Caring for Children

  • 1 Year | Full Time
  • Suffolk New College (Ipswich)
  • Level 1 | Vocational

Course overview

Students currently spend two-and-a-half days a week in College to support their learning around childcare and enhance their maths and English skills. Students need to spend up to 10 hours completing coursework outside of College time to achieve their learning plans.

The College Learning Curve is accessible five days a week and students may prefer to use these facilities to support their studies.

In semester two, students are offered the opportunity to undertake 10 days of work experience, arranged by the College. Assessment is carried out through a range of methods, including written tasks, posters, leaflets, presentations, and practical activities, to assess learning.

The qualification is dependent upon satisfactory completion of all coursework and assignments for the 12 units, which include subjects like Listening to and Talking with a Young Child, Growth and Development of Young Children, Practical Health and Safety when with children, and Finding out about Forest Schools.

All students who have not achieved a grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

This study programme offers you the opportunity to learn about a range of child-related subjects through a range of exciting, practical activities, developed to help you prepare for your next step. Work experience in a childcare setting is offered as part of this course, which helps you gain valuable employability skills. Your experience will be enhanced through the input of guest speakers and trips, aimed to support your understanding of working with children.

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