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Key Facts

Level:
Entry Level 3
Subject Sector:
1.5 Child Development and Well Being
Credits:
18
Qualification No:
603/6547/X
GLH:
167 hours
Total qualification time:
180 hours
Price:
£75.00 per learner
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Whilst some of our qualifications are regulated for pre 16 learners our minimum recommended age is 14.

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    We looked at our current Entry Level 3 and Level 1 offer in the Childcare sector and saw that there were a lot of units that needed indicative content added or in some cases other amendments to ensure that the Childcare qualifications offered by Gateway Qualifications remained up to date and desirable for centres to offer to their learners.

    We carried out a review of a number of units that are currently in the ‘Skills for Childcare’ qualification suite. Several new units have been created and others have been updated to ensure that our qualifications are fit for purpose and support progression. We have added indicative content to existing and new units and, in some cases, have amended credit values and guided learning hours (GLH) in response to feedback from centres. For these reasons, we believe that our new ‘Childcare’ qualification suite supports the changes within the Childcare sector.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete at least two mandatory units from Group M, a minimum of 6 credits from the remainder of Group M or Group O1 (Optional units: Childcare Skills) and 6 further credits from either Group O1 or Group O2 (Optional units: Employability Skills, English and Maths).


    Units

    Mandatory

    A minimum of 6 credits must be completed from this group

    Communicating with Children

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/504/7444
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    Growth and Development of Young Children

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/618/3490
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    Working in Early Years Settings

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/504/7504
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    Optional Units: Childcare

    A minimum of 6 credits must be completed from this group.

    Child-Minding

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Child-Minding

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/504/7443
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    Community Development in Early Years Setting

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Introduction to Community Development in Early Years Settings

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    7
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    H/601/3756
    Click here to view full unit details
    Confidence, Learning and Development through Play

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Building Confidence Through Play

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/7506
    Click here to view full unit details

    Understanding Learning and Development through Play

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/0211
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    Craft Activities for Young Children

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Craft Activities for Young Children

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/602/2900
    Click here to view full unit details
    Effective Communication in Health and Social Care and Child Care

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Effective Communication in Health and Social Care and Child Care

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/618/3513
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    Encouraging Children to Eat Healthily

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Encouraging Children to Eat Healthily

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/504/8939
    Click here to view full unit details
    Engaging Children in a Group Activity

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Engaging Children in a Group Activity

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/504/7507
    Click here to view full unit details
    Equality and Inclusion

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/618/3533
    Click here to view full unit details

    Introductory awareness of equality and inclusion in health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/502/9716
    Click here to view full unit details
    Finding out about Forest Schools

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Finding out about Forest Schools

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/602/2384
    Click here to view full unit details
    Providing a Safe and Hygienic Environment

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Health and Safety in Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/618/3519
    Click here to view full unit details

    Providing a Safe and Hygienic Environment for a Young Child

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/601/0123
    Click here to view full unit details
    Healthy Eating for Families

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Healthy Eating for Families

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/601/0108
    Click here to view full unit details
    Intellectual and Language Development of Young Children

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Intellectual and Language Development of Young Children

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/504/7498
    Click here to view full unit details
    Physical Care of Children

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Introduction to the Physical Care of Babies and Young Children

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/602/6314
    Click here to view full unit details

    Planning for the Physical Care Needs of Children aged 0-3 years

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/503/9299
    Click here to view full unit details
    Physical Development of Young Children

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Physical Development of Young Children

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/504/7500
    Click here to view full unit details
    Musical Activities for Young Children

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Musical Activities for Young Children

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/602/2391
    Click here to view full unit details
    Person-Centred Support in Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Person-Centred Support in Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/618/3534
    Click here to view full unit details
    Planning a Healthy Diet

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Planning a Healthy Diet

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/7640
    Click here to view full unit details
    Play Activities for Young Children

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Play Activities for Young Children

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/7501
    Click here to view full unit details
    Play and Learning in the Home

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Play and Learning in the Home

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/601/0129
    Click here to view full unit details
    Preparing Food For and Feeding Babies

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Preparing Food For and Feeding Babies

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/504/7804
    Click here to view full unit details
    Principles and Values

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Principles and Values in Health and Social Care, Adults and Children and Young People and Child Care

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/618/3535
    Click here to view full unit details
    Protection and Safeguarding

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Protection and Safeguarding in Health and Social Care Adults and Children and Young People, Early Years and Childcare

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/618/3498
    Click here to view full unit details

    Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care for Adults and Children and Young People, Early Years and Childcare

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/618/3505
    Click here to view full unit details
    Providing Support at Mealtimes

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Providing Support at Mealtimes

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/504/7438
    Click here to view full unit details
    Respecting Children

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Respecting Children

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    K/504/7509
    Click here to view full unit details
    Routines for a Young Child

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Routines for a Young Child

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/601/0126
    Click here to view full unit details
    Science Activities for Young Children

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Science Activities for Young Children

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/602/2388
    Click here to view full unit details
    Sharing Learning Experiences with Children

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Sharing Learning Experiences with Children

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/601/0109
    Click here to view full unit details
    Social, Emotional and Psychological Development

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Social, Emotional and Psychological Development of Young Children

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/504/7502
    Click here to view full unit details
    Support for New Parents

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Support for New Parents

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/504/7503
    Click here to view full unit details
    Technology Activities for Young Children

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Technology Activities for Young Children

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/602/2386
    Click here to view full unit details
    Digital Skills for Work

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Digital Skills for Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/617/4158
    Click here to view full unit details
    Optional units: Employability, English and Maths

    A maximum of 6 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Employability Skills

    A maximum of 6 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Applying for a Job

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/617/4047
    Click here to view full unit details

    Career Planning

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/617/4061
    Click here to view full unit details

    Communication Skills for Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/617/4080
    Click here to view full unit details

    Conduct at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/617/4070
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    Customer service skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/4073
    Click here to view full unit details

    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/4090
    Click here to view full unit details

    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/617/4087
    Click here to view full unit details

    Health and Safety in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/617/4094
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    Interview Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/617/4099
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    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/617/4102
    Click here to view full unit details

    Making the Most of Work Placement

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4103
    Click here to view full unit details

    Negotiation Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/617/4108
    Click here to view full unit details

    Numeracy Skills for Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/617/4149
    Click here to view full unit details

    Searching for a Job

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/617/4131
    Click here to view full unit details

    Self-Management Skills for Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/617/4134
    Click here to view full unit details

    Setting and Meeting Work-Related Targets

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4138
    Click here to view full unit details

    Skills for Creative Thinkers

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/504/6299
    Click here to view full unit details

    Skills for Effective Participants

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/6249
    Click here to view full unit details

    Skills for Independent Enquirers

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/504/6248
    Click here to view full unit details

    Skills for Reflective Learners

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/504/6902
    Click here to view full unit details

    Solving Work-Related Problems

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/617/4143
    Click here to view full unit details

    Time Management

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/617/4146
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    Working Safely

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    T/617/4127
    Click here to view full unit details

    Working in a Team

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/617/4152
    Click here to view full unit details
    English

    A maximum of 6 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Engage in Discussion

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Engage in Discussion

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/505/6129
    Click here to view full unit details

    Engage in Discussion

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/505/6321
    Click here to view full unit details
    Listen and Respond

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Listen and Respond

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/505/4135
    Click here to view full unit details

    Listen and Respond

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/505/6319
    Click here to view full unit details
    Read for Information

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Read for Information

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/6127
    Click here to view full unit details

    Read for Information

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4131
    Click here to view full unit details
    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/6126
    Click here to view full unit details

    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/505/6318
    Click here to view full unit details
    Speak to Communicate

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Speak to Communicate

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/505/6128
    Click here to view full unit details

    Speak to Communicate

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/505/6320
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    Write Accurately

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Write Accurately

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4159
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    Write with Accuracy

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/4160
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    Write to Communicate

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Write to Communicate

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/6130
    Click here to view full unit details

    Write to Communicate

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/6322
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    Maths

    A maximum of 6 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Making Calculations

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Making Calculations

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/4864
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    Making Calculations

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/4868
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    Money, Time and Temperature

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Money, Time and Temperature

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/4862
    Click here to view full unit details

    Money, Time and Temperature

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/4882
    Click here to view full unit details
    Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/4867
    Click here to view full unit details

    Using Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/505/4866
    Click here to view full unit details
    Numerical Relationships, Algebra and Ratios

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Numerical Relationships, Algebra and Ratios

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/505/4869
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    Using and Communicating Data

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using and Communicating Data

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/4863
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    Using and Communicating Data

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/4872
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    Using Probability

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using Probability

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/505/4870
    Click here to view full unit details
    Using Size and Shape

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using Size, Shape and Measures

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/4865
    Click here to view full unit details

    Using Size, Shape and Space

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4890
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    The purpose of this qualification is to develop learners' understanding and knowledge in childcare and to support progression to the next level of vocational learning in childcare or related area.

    However it is anticipated that it will be of specific relevance to:

    • Young people interested in a career in the childcare sector who intend, but are not yet ready, to access level 1 qualifications.

    • Young people and adults, including those with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, who wish to work in the childcare sector but need a
    grounding in the subject and an opportunity to develop more general workplace skills, usually over a one year period, before applying for work.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    This qualification provides a basic, introductory set of knowledge and skills, relevant to childcare. Mandatory units include:

    • Working in Early Years Settings
    • Communicating with Children
    • Growth and Development of Young Children


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    This qualification is part of a suite which includes an Award, Certificate and Diploma. Learners should take the Certificate if they need a broad introduction to the sector, as well as more generic workplace skills, before progressing to employment (with further training where possible) or to a Level 1 qualification.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification could lead to an entry-level role in childcare such as nursery assistant, nanny, babysitter, playgroup assistant or creche assistant.


    What are the progression options?

    Learners can progress to a Level 1 certificate or diploma in Childcare, including Gateway Qualifications’ Level 1 Certificate and Diploma in Childcare.


    Progression & entry requirements

    Learners do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification. It is available to learners of any age.

    Funding information

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    The Hub provides a Learning Aims Search which you can use to check the funding status of any qualification or unit.

    View this qualification on the ESFA’s Hub website

    From 1st July 2021, the Hub will be replaced by a new Find a learning aim (FALA) service. This service is currently in BETA so if you experience any issues with finding funding details, please double check on the Hub above, or contact your account manager.

    View this qualification on the ESFA’s Find a learning aim website

    How to find a learning aim

    If you’re not sure how to use the new find a learning aim website, we’ve created a handy walkthrough to help you:

    How to Use: Find a learning Aim


    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.