BTEC Introductory Certificate in Caring for Children Under Five



Are you ready for a career where no two days are the same? Do you have a genuine passion for making a positive impact on children's lives? If so, the Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children is tailor-made for you.

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of working with children, from engaging in imaginative play and showcasing your artistic talents to organising thrilling sports days. Your work will be anything but ordinary.

By studying Caring for Children you'll be taking the first step towards a fulfilling career in the childcare industry. Whether you dream of becoming a nurturing nanny, a dedicated childminder, or a caring practitioner in nurseries, schools, or preschools, this Level 1 course opens doors to various rewarding opportunities. Let your passion for working with children thrive and make a real difference in their early years!

More about this course

Entry requirements

2 GCSEs at grade 2 or above in both English & maths, however, GCSE grade 3 would be preferable. If you do not have grade 4 or above, you will study them as part of your study programme.

You will complete an assessment to find out which course level is right for you. A positive attitude and a keen interest in caring for children is ideal. You will attend an introductory ‘taster’ session before the course starts, to see if it is the right course for you.

Progression Information

After completing your course, you could move on to the Children’s Play, Learning & Development (Early Years Assistant) BTEC Level 2 Technical Diploma or on to an apprenticeship.

Enrolment Type
This Course Meets The Needs Of The Region By
After recently speaking to local childcare providers it has become apparent that there is a lack of qualified Early Years Practitioners. We need to ensure that the Level 1 courses meet the skills needs of the local district. This course is designed with a view to enable the students to progress to Level 2 and go out onto placements.
Trips And Visits
We are planning to go to the children's museum Eureka, which will enable the students to undertake a range of actvitities that will promote children's development. We are also encouraging our students to do some volunteer work and have a speaker arranged from Volunteer Bradford who will discuss opportunities available to the students. They will then support the students in the workplace. We currently have Year 2 students on work experience placements in local schools and nurseries and are taking Year 1 students out on visits to local nurseries so they can expereince a day in the life of an Early Years Practitioner.
Is There Anything Else I Need To Know
This is a hands on and practical course that allows students to experience a range of fun interactive activities such as creative work and reading stories .
Former Students
Some of our Level 1 students have progressed to Level 2 and Level 3 qualifiactions and are now studying at university.
A Favourite Moment Of Last Year Was
A theatre company come into College offering a range of fun activities to enhance confidence and empowerment. We also went to a pantomime which was a unique expereince for some of our students.


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