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Level 1 Award Introduction to Early Years Settings

National Extension College
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What will I learn?

If you have a child under five and want to work as a volunteer in a pre-school setting, or are looking for a career change, this is the course for you.

This qualification develops a basic knowledge of childcare in early years settings. It covers working with children up to the age of 5 years and 11 months old. The units include subjects such as the value of play, roles and responsibilities of carers and volunteers and the importance of developing links in the local community. As well as being a qualification in its own right, after achieving the Level 1 you can choose to progress to the Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care.

Topics include:

Unit 1: The value of play for babies and young children (Mandatory unit)
Unit 2: Management and organisation in an early years setting (Mandatory unit)
Unit 3: Introduction to community development in early years settings (Option 1)
Unit 4: Roles and responsibilities in an early years setting (Option 2)

Additional information:

To gain this qualification you will need to register with CACHE. We will take care of this process.

Suitability - Who should attend?

What do I need to know?

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but you will need to have a good command of basic English and be at least 16 years of age. You will need to be based within the UK, or if you are overseas then within Europe. This is an online course so you will also need easy access to the internet.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Nationally recognised qualification

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National Extension College - Distance Learning Courses in Business, Book-keeping, Childcare & Counselling

The National Extension College, also known by its acronym NEC, is a long-standing and highly regarded pioneer of flexible distance learning solutions designed to make learning accessible to anyone, anywhere. Founded in 1963 as a pilot for the Open University,...

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National Extension College

The Michael Young Centre
School House, Homerton Gardens
CB2 8EB Cambridge

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