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Fee Information

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.

About this course

The Entry Level Certificate in Care Entry is a work-related qualification. It gives learners the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to prepare for employment. This qualification is full time. You attend college for 3 days per week and also undertake Block placement for one week during your course of study.

You will complete studies in a variety of subject areas including:

  • Self-Assessment
  • Career Progression
  • Communication between children aged 0-3 Years and Adults
  • Planning for the Physical Care needs of children aged 0-3 Years
  • Respecting Children

As part of your programme of study you will also undertake and complete courses in Functional Skills or GCSE English and Maths. The college offers a range of facilities such as:

  • Learning Resource Centre
  • English & Maths support
  • Student Union
  • Student Services
Entry Requirements

There are no set entry requirements but you will have to undertake an online initial assessment and complete a free writing exercise to gauge your ability to complete work at the required level.

Assessment Method

The course is assessed by the submission of coursework.

Progression Opportunities

You can progress onto Level 1 qualifications in the Health and Social Care/Childcare Sector or onto an apprenticeship.

Study Methods

Whilst studying at West London College you will work in groups, complete a portfolio, participate in class discussions and have the opportunity to undertake trips.


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.