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Key Facts

Level:
Level 1
Subject Sector:
1.5 Child Development and Well Being
Credits:
25
Qualification No:
600/8827/8
GLH:
196 hours
Total qualification time:
250 hours
Price:
£102.00 per learner
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

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?

    These qualifications are intended to provide learners with a broad introduction to the childcare sector, equipping learners with underpinning knowledge and skills specific to the sector alongside a range of transferable employability skills. They are designed to support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in childcare or other related sectors.

    The Skills for Childcare qualifications form part of our Suite of Skills qualifications that cover a number of sectors and are available at Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2. The employability skills units are common across the suite, enabling easy transfer of credits between qualifications and supporting opportunities for cross-faculty working.

    The qualifications have been developed with the support of a number of further education colleges, training providers and adult and community learning providers. They have been designed to be consistent with the principles for study programmes for 16-19 year olds but are also relevant, particularly in the case of the smaller qualifications, for adults including the unemployed. These qualifications are also suitable for pre 16 learners.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete the two mandatory units from Group M, totalling 5 credits. In addition, they must complete a minimum of 11 credits from Group O1 (Optional units: Childcare Skills) and 9 further credits from either Group O1 or Group O2 (Optional units: Employability Skills). 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. For full details see list of barred units.


    Units

    Optional Units: Employability Skills

    A maximum of 9 credits may be completed from this group.

    Skills for Self Managers

    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/6308
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    Applying for a Job

    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Unit Credit Value:
    1
    Unit No:
    K/503/2864
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    Skills for Effective Participants

    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/7627
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    Searching for a Job

    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Unit Credit Value:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/503/2806
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    Using ICT in the Workplace

    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/6316
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    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/504/6321
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    Solving Work-related Problems

    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/503/2882
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    Skills for Creative Thinkers

    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6262
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    Safe Learning in the Workplace

    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Unit Credit Value:
    1
    Unit No:
    L/503/2856
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    Time Management

    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/504/6328
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    Assessing own Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills

    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Unit Credit Value:
    1
    Unit No:
    J/504/6268
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    Career Progression

    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Unit Credit Value:
    1
    Unit No:
    R/503/2812
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    Health and Safety in the Workplace

    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/506/3487
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    Preparing for an Interview

    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Unit Credit Value:
    1
    Unit No:
    M/503/2865
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    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Guided Learning Hours:
    22
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/504/7662
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    Skills for Creative Thinkers

    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/504/6299
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    Interview Skills

    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Unit Credit Value:
    1
    Unit No:
    M/503/2834
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    Building Working Relationships with Colleagues

    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/503/2845
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    Effectiveness at Work

    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/506/6461
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    Setting and Meeting Targets at Work

    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/503/2817
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    Using Numeracy Skills in the Workplace

    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/6313
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    Effectiveness at Work

    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Unit Credit Value:
    1
    Unit No:
    R/503/2874
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    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/504/6336
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    Working in a Team

    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/503/2843
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    Safe Learning in the Workplace

    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Unit Credit Value:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/503/2823
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    Skills for Effective Participants

    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/6249
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    Career Planning

    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/506/3484
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    Learning from Work Placement

    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/503/2855
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    Effective Communication in the Workplace

    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6310
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    Health and Safety in the Workplace

    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/506/6463
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    Career Progression

    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/503/2837
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    Skills for Reflective Learners

    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/504/6913
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    Setting and Meeting Targets at Work

    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/503/2881
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    Career Planning

    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/506/6460
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    Preparing for Work Placement

    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Unit Credit Value:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/503/2854
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    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Guided Learning Hours:
    22
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/504/6326
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    Skills for Team Workers

    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/504/6251
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    Setting and Meeting Targets at Work

    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/503/2849
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    Using Numeracy Skills in the Workplace

    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/504/6315
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    Practising Leadership Skills with Others

    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/503/2871
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    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/504/6320
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    Skills for Team Workers

    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6245
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    Searching for a Job

    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Unit Credit Value:
    1
    Unit No:
    H/503/2863
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    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/504/6337
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    Skills for Self Managers

    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/504/6246
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    Preparing for Work Placement

    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Unit Credit Value:
    1
    Unit No:
    T/503/2821
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    Interview Skills

    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Unit Credit Value:
    1
    Unit No:
    T/503/2866
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    Assessing own Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills

    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Unit Credit Value:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/504/6267
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    Using Numeracy Skills in the Workplace

    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/504/6314
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    Skills for Reflective Learners

    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/504/6902
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    Preparing for an Interview

    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Unit Credit Value:
    1
    Unit No:
    K/503/2833
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    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6324
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    Health and Safety in the Workplace

    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Unit Credit Value:
    1
    Unit No:
    H/601/9699
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    Skills for Independent Enquirers

    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/504/6248
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    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/504/6322
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    Skills for Self Managers

    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/504/6254
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    Working in a Team

    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/503/2814
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    Applying for a Job

    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Unit Credit Value:
    1
    Unit No:
    J/503/2807
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    Skills for Creative Thinkers

    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/6261
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    Effectiveness at Work

    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/506/3493
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    Learning from Work Placement

    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/503/2887
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    Effective Communication in the Workplace

    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/504/6312
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    Skills for Reflective Learners

    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/6915
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    Solving Work-related Problems

    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/503/2850
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    Working with Colleagues

    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6309
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    Interview Skills

    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Unit Credit Value:
    1
    Unit No:
    R/503/2809
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    Skills for Team Workers

    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/6252
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    Building Working Relationships with Colleagues

    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/503/2877
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    Skills for Independent Enquirers

    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/6258
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    Self-management Skills

    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/503/2810
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    Using ICT in the Workplace

    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/504/6318
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    Positive Attitudes and Behaviours at Work

    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Unit Credit Value:
    1
    Unit No:
    L/503/2842
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    Conduct at Work

    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Unit Credit Value:
    1
    Unit No:
    Y/503/2813
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    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/504/6319
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    Working in a Team

    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/503/2875
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    Applying for a Job

    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Unit Credit Value:
    1
    Unit No:
    H/503/2832
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    Skills for Effective Participants

    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6260
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    Searching for a Job

    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Unit Credit Value:
    1
    Unit No:
    D/503/2831
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    Using ICT in the Workplace

    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/504/6317
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    Effective Communication in the Workplace

    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/504/6311
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    Solving Work-related Problems

    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/503/2818
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    Career Progression

    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/503/2869
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    Work in a customer-friendly way

    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/504/6702
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    Preparing for Work Placement

    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Unit Credit Value:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/503/2885
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    Time Management

    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/504/6327
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    Learning from Work Placement

    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/503/2822
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    Assessing own Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills

    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Unit Credit Value:
    1
    Unit No:
    L/504/6269
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    Building Working Relationships with Customers

    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/503/2878
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    Skills for Independent Enquirers

    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6257
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    Preparing for an Interview

    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Unit Credit Value:
    1
    Unit No:
    L/503/2808
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    Work in a customer-friendly way

    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6701
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    Mandatory

    Both units must be completed.

    Respecting and Valuing Children

    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/601/0116
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    Working in Early Years Settings

    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/504/7505
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    Optional units: Childcare Skills

    A minimum of 11 credits must be completed from this group, of these at least 5 credits must be at level 1 or above.

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

    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/503/9299
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    Practical Health and Safety when with Young Children

    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/602/2389
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    Contraception Information

    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Unit Credit Value:
    1
    Unit No:
    R/601/3459
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    Meeting the Development Needs of Young Children

    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/504/7499
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    Responsibilities of New Parents

    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/601/3456
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    Growth and Development of Young Children

    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/504/7497
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    Engaging Children in a Group Activity

    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/504/7507
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    Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings

    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/7420
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    Building Confidence Through Play

    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/7506
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    Encouraging Children to Eat Healthily

    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Unit Credit Value:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/504/8939
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    Technology Activities for Young Children

    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/602/2386
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    Support for New Parents

    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/504/7503
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    Intellectual and Language Development of Young Children

    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/504/7498
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    Craft Activities for Young Children

    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/602/2900
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    Introduction to Community Development in Early Years Settings

    Guided Learning Hours:
    7
    Unit Credit Value:
    1
    Unit No:
    H/601/3756
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    Introductory awareness of equality and inclusion in health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings

    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/502/9716
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    Play Activities for Young Children

    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/7501
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    Communicating with Children

    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/504/7444
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    Awareness of Protection and Safeguarding in Health and Social Care Adults and Children and Young People, Early Years and Childcare

    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/602/6194
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    Providing Support at Mealtimes

    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/504/7438
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    Play and Learning in the Home

    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/601/0129
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    Planning a Healthy Diet

    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/7640
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    Growth and Development of Young Children

    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/601/3408
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    Musical Activities for Young Children

    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/602/2391
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    Planning a Healthy Diet

    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/7641
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    Providing a Safe and Hygienic Environment for a Young Child

    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/601/0123
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    Understanding Learning and Development through Play

    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/0211
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    Books, Stories, Poems and Rhymes for Children

    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Unit Credit Value:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/504/8937
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    Introduction to the Physical Care of Babies and Young Children

    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/602/6314
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    Supporting Babies to Play

    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/601/3409
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    Child-Minding

    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Unit Credit Value:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/504/7443
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    Physical Development of Young Children

    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/504/7500
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    Healthy Eating for Families

    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Unit Credit Value:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/601/0108
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    Protection and Safeguarding in Health and Social Care Adults and Children and Young People, Early Years and Childcare

    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Unit Credit Value:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/504/7432
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    The Value of Play for Babies and Young Children

    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/601/3734
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    Preparing Food For and Feeding Babies

    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/504/7804
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    Communicating with Children

    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/7445
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    Sharing Learning Experiences with Children

    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Unit Credit Value:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/601/0109
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    Routines for a Young Child

    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Unit Credit Value:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/601/0126
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    Social, Emotional and Psychological Development of Young Children

    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/504/7502
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    Physical Activities for Children

    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/504/7508
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    Finding out about Forest Schools

    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/602/2384
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    Science Activities for Young Children

    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Unit Credit Value:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/602/2388
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    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    This qualification provides a range of introductory skills, as well as core knowledge, relevant to childcare, alongside generic employability skills which are needed both in the childcare sector and across other sectors. Mandatory units include:

    • Working in Early Years Settings
    • Respecting and valuing children

    Optional units include knowledge and skills relevant to different job roles in the sector (such as role of play, dietary requirements of children, child development) alongside generic employability skills (such as time-management and solving work-related problems).


    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.


    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, 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 2 qualifications or a level 2 apprenticeship • Young people and adults, including those who have had a significant break from or disjointed experience of education, 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 Learners can progress to a level 2 certificate or diploma in Childcare, including Gateway Qualifications’ Level 2 Certificate and Diploma in Skills for Childcare, as well as other level 2 qualifications such as Child Development and Care, Caring for Children and Young People, Health and Social Care.

    Funding information

    • This qualification is eligible for funding under the adult education budget (AEB).

    • This qualification is eligible for funding under the European Social Fund (ESF).

    • This qualification appears on the section 96 approved qualification list for delivery to young people aged less than 19 years old.

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    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.

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