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Key Facts

Level:
Level 1
Subject Sector:
1.5 Child Development and Well Being
Credits:
24
Qualification No:
603/6549/3
GLH:
198 hours
Total qualification time:
240 hours
Price:
£100.00 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 both mandatory units from the Mandatory Group (M), totalling 6 credits. In addition, they must complete a minimum of 10 credits from Group O1 (Optional units - Childcare Skills) and 6 further credits from either Group O1 or Group O2 (Optional units - Employability Skills, English and Maths). At least 10 credits from Groups O1 and O2 combined must be at level 1 or above, with at least 5 credits at level 1 or above coming from Group O1. Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title.


    Units

    Mandatory

    A minimum of 6 credits must be completed from this group

    Communicating with Children

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/7445
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    Working in Early Years Settings

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/504/7505
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    Optional Units: Childcare

    A minimum of 10 credits must be completed from this group, of these at least 5 credits must be at level 1 or above.

    Books, Stories, Poems for Children

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Books, Stories, Poems and Rhymes for Children

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/504/8937
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    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
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    The Development of Children and Young People Through Play

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/618/3738
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    The Value of Play for Babies and Young Children

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/601/3734
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    Understanding Learning and Development through Play

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/0211
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    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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    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
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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
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    Equality and Inclusion

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    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
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    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
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    Growth and Development of Young Children

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Growth and Development of Young Children

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/601/3408
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    Physical Development of Young Children

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/504/7500
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    Social, Emotional and Psychological Development of Young Children

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/504/7502
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    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
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    Physical Activities for Children

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Physical Activities for Children

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/504/7508
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    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
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    Planning a Healthy Diet

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Planning a Healthy Diet

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/618/3770
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    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
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    Infection Prevention and Control

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Infection Prevention and Control

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/618/3480
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    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
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    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
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    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:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    L/618/3741
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    Practical Health and Safety when with Young Children

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/602/2389
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Introduction to Community Development in Early Years Settings

    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
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    Introduction to Learning Disability

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Introduction to Learning Disability

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/2531
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    Introduction to Mental Health

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Introduction to Mental Health

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/2533
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    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
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    Respecting and Valuing Children

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Respecting and Valuing Children

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/601/0116
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    Responsibilities of New Parents

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Responsibilities of New Parents

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/601/3456
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Digital Skills for Work

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Digital Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/617/4157
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    Optional units: Employability, English and Maths

    A maximum of 8 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Employability Skills

    A maximum of 8 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Applying for a Job

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/617/4059
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    Career Planning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/617/4064
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    Communication skills for work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/617/4081
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    Conduct at Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/617/4071
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    Customer service skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4074
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    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4091
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    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/617/4088
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    Health and Safety in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/617/4095
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    Interview Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4098
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    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/617/4101
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    Making the Most of Work Placement

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/617/4104
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    Negotiation Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/617/4107
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    Numeracy Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4148
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    Searching for a Job

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/617/4130
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    Self-Management Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/617/4133
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    Setting and Meeting Work-Related Targets

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/4137
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    Skills for Creative Thinkers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6262
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    Skills for Effective Participants

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6260
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    Skills for Independent Enquirers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/6258
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    Skills for Reflective Learners

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/6915
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    Solving Work-Related Problems

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/617/4142
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    Time Management

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/617/4145
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    Working Safely

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    H/617/4124
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    Working in a Team

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4151
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    Working with Colleagues

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/4154
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    English

    A maximum of 8 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
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    Engage in Discussion

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/505/6321
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    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
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    Listen and Respond

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/505/6319
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    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
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    Read for Information

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4131
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    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
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    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/505/6318
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    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
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    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
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    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 8 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
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    Money, Time and Temperature

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/4882
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    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
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    Using Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/505/4866
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    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
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    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
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    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:

    • unemployed adults needing to demonstrate their interest in and commitment to a particular vocational area to potential employers, particularly where further work-based training will be on offer.

    • young people on traineeships who are working at level 1 and are seeking a short, focused qualification in the sector in which they wish to work/gain an apprenticeship, as part of the work preparation training element of a traineeship.

    • learners of any age who have been disengaged with learning and need a short introduction at level 1 before progressing straight to a larger certificate or diploma at level 2.


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

    This qualification provides an introductory set of knowledge and skills, relevant to childcare. The choice of mandatory units includes:

    • Working in Early Years Settings
    • Communicating with 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), to a level 2 Apprenticeship or to a Level 2 qualification, as illustrated in the target learner profiles provided above.


    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?

    The learners can progress to a level 2 certificate or diploma in Childcare, including qualifications such as Child Development and Care, Caring for Children and Young People, Health and Social Care.


    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

    Learning Aims Search

    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.