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Caring for Children City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma

Programme Type: Full-time Course
Availability: Isle of Wight only
Child Carer

Is it for me?

If you enjoy looking after babies and helping young children develop and learn, a career in childcare could be perfect for you.
Essential Information
At our Riverbank Campus, plus work based experience
Start Date
September 2020
Entry Requirements
No formal entry requirements
Course Length
September 2020 - July 2021
Qualifications Achievable
  • Caring for Children Level 1 Diploma
  • If you don’t have Maths and English GCSE at Grades 4–9, you will study towards either GCSE or Functional Skills.
Awarding Body
City & Guilds


This qualification is suitable for school-leavers wanting to gain knowledge and skills in caring for children. There are approximately 2.7 million people working with children and young people in England. A successful Childcare employee must be a good communicator, efficient, patient, flexible and have the ability to work with children and young people safely. This qualification provides an introduction to caring for children and help develop the skills and knowledge learners need to care for children. Learners will cover topics such as communicating with children, engaging children through activities, supporting learning and planning for the care of children’s physical and emotional needs.
What would I do on this course?

Mandatory modules you will need to cover include:

  • Growth and development of young children
  • Sharing learning experiences with children
  • Human growth and development
  • Respecting and valuing children
  • Preparing for your next steps
  • Craft activities for young children
  • Musical activities for young children
  • Practical heath and safety when with young children
  • Finding out about forest schools
  • Understanding learning and development through play
  • Contribute to own healthy living
  • Exploring a vocational area for own development
  • Self development
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people



In order to achieve this qualification, learners will need to meet relevant outcomes and the required knowledge and understanding. This will be achieved by successfully completing multiple choice tests and practical assignments.

Would I always be in the classroom?

This is predominately a classroom-based course, however work experience is also included and will be introduced usually after the first term and this increases as the course progresses.

How do I get started?

Easy – just register your interest using our Contact Form, email us, or call our Riverbank Campus. This is a hugely popular course and places are limited, so don’t wait – contact us today!

What support will I get?

At HTP Apprenticeship College we will do everything we can to help you and to improve your prospects. In addition to providing support for your programme and qualifications, we want you to feel that you are in a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes your social, physical and moral development.

Have more questions about the course?

No problem, just get in touch and we'll be able to help you.

What can I do after this course?

For any careers advice and guidance, please get in touch and we will be happy to help.
Contact us now and get onto your career-starting Full-time Course

Newport Riverbank Campus: 01983 824930