Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2015 to July 2016) and are subject to change next year.
All our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.
If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 24 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out a 24+ loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.
International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.
For more information, see our guide to fees.
You wish to work or are currently working within a supervised role in the preparing to work in adult social care in England in a Nursery, Playgroup or School.
This qualification is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people birth to 5 years of age. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas working in children's environments including early years and social care.The course will be internally assessed by a range of methods. This could include direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task set by CACHE
4 Gcse Grade A-D. (Must include maths and English if learners have D grades expectation will be to achieve a C grade to progress to level 3 or functional or key skills awards at Level 1; or Foundation Learning Level 1 Certificate or Award; or BTEC Level 1 Diploma; or pre-access level 1 qualification; or NVQ 1 or equivalent. Successful completion of internal assessment is also required. Students without Level 1 functional skills / key skills will be offered the opportunity to achieve prior to progressing onto a vocational Level 2 programme. By exception, students assessed at Entry Level 3 literacy may be accepted subject to the provision of additional support following interview and will be expected to achieve Level 2 in English and maths by the end of the programme.
Voluntary placement for a minimum of 16 hours a week every week in childcare setting. Level one qualification
You could continue your studies or you may like to work towards your Level 3 whilst studying.
Employment, Level 3 and teaching and learning courses.
You could work as a nursery assistant in a nursery, nanny, playgroup or creche setting. You could use this experience to train towards your Level 3.