Level 1 Award in Caring for Children (TQUK) Ofqual Qual No: 601/6436/0
This course is suitable for anyone looking for an introduction to the childcare sector. The course is aimed at students looking to enter this field at foundation stage, encouraging an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to care for young children. It would also provide the perfect stepping stone for further studies.
This programme is designed for people who seek to work in the child care sector. Anyone wishing to embark on a career in child care will benefit and it provides a start point to the formal qualifications required to work in the sector. It provides an ideal route into a career in child care and results in a fully recognised qualification, with a number of progression routes to higher level child care and teaching assistant qualifications.
The qualification is designed to introduce learners to the knowledge and understanding required to care for children under six years old. It is equally suitable for those who are working towards a career in childcare and those who wish to apply the knowledge more widely in a domestic context.
The qualifications are knowledge-based they do not develop competence
Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. The course will take around 300 hours of study to complete.
The course is designed for study by distance learning. Students receive course manual, assignments and studyguide plus tutor support by mail and email. You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of enrolment. Because this is a competence based qualification, students will need to have a placement in a child care setting in which to gather evidence of skills and learning, and you will need to nominate a workplace supervisor qualified to level 4 or above in child care, who will oversee your practical evidence gathering.
Each unit is followed by a written assignment (comprising a portfolio of evidence of learning) , which is submitted and then marked by your tutor. The portfolio will consist of a mixture of knowledge based tasks requiring text based / essay style answers.
This course provides successful students with a qualification from TQUK, regulated by Ofqual. TQUK is an Awarding Organisation recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) in England and by the Welsh Government.This is a knowledge based qualification suitable for all people seeking a first qualification in child care, and which provides a progression route to higher level child care and learning support qualifications.
Your study pack is dispatched in full at the time of enrolment and provides all you need to complete your studies:
• Comprehensive study notes for each element of the course
• Self-assessment activities
• Tutor support
• Assignment marking & feedback
Price and Payment Methods
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Level 1 Award in Caring for Children (TQUK)
The course consists of 4units, as listed below:
SUMMMARY OF COURSE UNITS
The table below indicates the course structure and units, showing the list of accredited qualification units, the number of credits provided by each completed unit, and the guided learning hours associated with each unit
UNIT 1: Growth and Development of Young Children F/601/3408
• The Development of Children from Birth to Six Years.
• Factors Influencing a Child’s Development.
UNIT 2: Practical Health and Safety When With Young Children H/602/2389
• Maintaining Safety within the Home.
• Choosing Equipment.
• Using Equipment Safely.
• Maintaining Safety within the Garden.
• Child Safety When On the Move.
• Maintaining Appropriate Hygiene Procedures.
UNIT 3: Respecting and Valuing Children M/601/0116
• The Acts.
• Exploring Anti-Discriminatory Practice.
• Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
• Balancing children’s growing needs for independence with keeping children safe.
UNIT 4: Understanding Learning and Development through Play A/504/0211
• The need for a secure environment.
• Creative Development.
• Avoiding Discrimination