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    Caring for Children

    Caring for Children | Level 1 | P13391

    Study options

    How to study

    Full Time



    1 Year



    Burton Town Centre Campus

    • Course overview

      This course provides an introduction into early years where learners can build on their understanding of working with children and families in the early years sector. 

      You will get the opportunity to plan play sessions and implement them in our interactive nursery environment where the BSDC nursery children will play an active role in participating with the planned activities. You will also have the opportunity to go into a vocational setting to complete 37 hours of work experience. 

    • Fees and Costs

      Educational entitlements or fee concessions are solely based on the individual programme and nationally set eligibility criteria. To see if you qualify for fee concessions then please visit the 'what will I pay' section of our website. You may be surprised what you are entitled to!

      • Course Fees Examination & Registrations
      • 16-18 School Leaver info FREE Course fee IncludedExam & Registration fee
      • 19-23 Educational Entitlement info FREECourse fee IncludedExam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Part Funded info £687.00 Course fee £105.90Exam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Fully Funded info FREECourse fee Included Exam & Registration fee
      • 24+ Fully Funded info FREECourse fee £105.90 Exam & Registration fee
      • Full Cost info £1374.00Course fee £105.90Exam & Registration fee

      Payment methods

      • Payment in Full (Credit Card / Debit Cards / Cash) accepted
      • Employer Sponsored accepted
      • Direct Debit Instalments accepted
      • Advanced Learning Loan accepted
      • Student Finance English Loan (HE) not accepted

      For International Learners

      Email us:

      Call us: 01283 494757 or 01283 494472

      Visit us: Chat to the Financial Support Team in the Learner Hub
      Just drop-in, Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


      Further Education Programme Only: The College reserves the right to change or amend, at any time, any of the course details including but not limited to; content, dates, times, venues, tutor, fees payable, concessions available, terms or conditions.

    • Entry requirements

      Applicants will be expected to have a minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade 1 or an equivalent qualification

    • What modules will I study?
      • Child growth and development
      • Craft activities
      • Equality and diversity
      • Healthy living
      • Learning experiences for children
      • Play
    • How will I be assessed?

      Over the year, tutors will be internally assessing your work using a variety of assignments, including: 

      • Academic work (essays, posters, presentations)
      • Practical assignments
      • Research and projects linked to early years practice

    • What can I do next?

      On completion of this course, learners will be able to progress onto the Level 2 Early Years course or other level 2 courses either within the college or externally.

    Apply now!

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    Contact Details

    Contact Details

    Burton and South Derbyshire College
    Tel: 01283 494400

    Town Centre Campus

    Burton Town Centre Campus, Lichfield Street, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire DE14 3RL

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