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Caring for Children Level 1

Course Overview

Do you think a career working with children might be right for you? Perhaps you help friends and family with babysitting, enjoy it, and want to discover what job opportunities there are. This L1 course is just the introduction for you! The course covers ten units in total, four of these help you to build your confidence with units such being organised or developing a personal progression plan.

What topics are covered?

You will study a range of units including Communication, Respecting Children and Keeping Children Safe. You will engage in a range of activities and project which will support the development of your employability skills, this will include practical experience in an Early Years setting.

What are the entry requirements?

You will have studied at Entry Level or have some achievement at GCSE level E/2 or above, including English and Maths, or want to study a work-related course.


Entry is by interview with the course leader.


You will also need to clear a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check after successful enrolment onto the course. Please download this document for more information.

How will I be assessed?

You will engage in a range of practical and theory based assessment. This could involve group and team project based activities as well as individual coursework.

What can I do after this course?

Successful completion of the study programme (to include your English and maths) will enable you to progress to Level 2 Children’s Play, Learning and Development, employment in the sector or you could explore an Apprenticeship.

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please contact Additional Learning Support to arrange additional help.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: download the Full-Time Application Form and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

To find out more about the application process, please go to the How to Apply page.


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