Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current academic year (2019/20) and are subject to change next year.

For students under 19

Our courses & apprenticeships are usually free if you are 18 or under on the 31st of August 2019. Some courses have additional fees for things like materials and travel, which you will need to pay at the start of your course. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support for these costs.

For students aged 19 or over

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees. Some courses may be free, depending on your circumstances. Certain Level 3 & 4 courses require you to pay the fee in full or take out an Advanced Learning Loan to pay for your course. Please see our guide to fees for more information.

International Students

Students from outside the EU/EEA need to pay the full international fee for their course. Please note, West London College does not offer Tier 4 Visa Sponsorship for students to study in the United Kingdom.


About this course

This qualification provides learners with an understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to care for young children.

It has been designed to help learners develop practical skills need for employment and to prepare for further learning or training.

It is strongly recommended that you enrol on English and Maths programmes to improve your skills in these area

The college also offers access to the following facilities:

  • Dedicated Student Services
  • Learning Centres
  • Dedicated English & Maths support
  • Students Union
Entry Requirements

You must be able to complete work at the Level you are applying to study at and will undertake a written and/or online assessment to confirm this.

Assessment Method

You will be assessed through the submission of a written portfolio.

Progression Opportunities

Although the qualification does not qualify you to work with children it does support you in preparing for the next steps either in training or moving towards the world of work. You could continue your studies and gain further qualifications at level 1 or Level 2. You could also become a volunteer to build up your skill set and experience in a variety of childcare settings

Study Methods

You will learn in dedicated classrooms through a variety of planned lessons and workshops.


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.