Entry Level Certificate in Caring for Children

Your Unique Experience

An Individual Learning Plan will be designed for your needs

Assigned a Personal Tutor and a Progress Tutor who specifically look after your pastoral and course requirements

Trips out to nursery settings where you will have the opportunity to interact and work with some children.

Course includes talks, competitions and celebrations of achievements

Course Content

The course covers the following units:

Developing a child’s confidence

Listening to children – communication skills

Health and safety when working with children

Responsibilities of parents

Child development

Whist on this course you will have opportunities to work towards passing your English and Maths. You will also learn about Equality. During your time on this programme, you will also take part in external visits, such as Eureka – Children’s interactive museum, Portland Basin and The Slavery Museum in Liverpool.

More than just a Course

If you are interested in a career in Early Years, Tameside College offers a wide range of courses to get you started in the rewarding career of the health, social care and early year’s sector.

Early Years is an exciting and challenging career. The course will combine core skills such as communication, development of children and health and safety. The course will give you the knowledge and skills to move forward onto level 1.

Course Format

Full Time Programme

Special Features

Alongside your core Childcare qualification you will study either GCSE or Functional Skills in Maths and English (if not already achieved at L2)

So that you can attend your weekly placement you will undergo and acquire an enhanced DBS check

Entry Qualifications

Learners must have;

No formal GCSE’s

Successful interview with a Early Years tutor

A genuine interest in the subject

Good communication skills

A hardworking approach


On successful completion of this qualification you can progress onto:

The L1 Diploma in Caring for Children (subject to meeting entry requirements)

An Apprenticeship


For enquiries please contact the College on 0161 908 6789 or web: www.tameside.ac.uk/contact.

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Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.