Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.
Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually 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 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning 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.
There are no specific entry requirements, however you will need to be able to complete the course assignments.
The course is completed using a variety of assessment methods. You will submit written assignments and undertake discussion. You may also use video evidence and provide presentations.
Successful completion of the course could lead to study on the following programmes:
- NCFE CACHE Entry Level Certificate in Caring for a Child/Children (Entry 3)
- NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award
You will be in college for one day per week. You will study in a classroom. You will participate in discussions and go on visits that are related to your course. You will have tutorials and regular reviews with your personal tutor to check on your progression. You may also complete studies in English and mathematics in addition to your course.