This course has concessions available

Working With Children Level 1

A practical accredited course preparing students for level 2. We will look at childrens social, emotional, physical and creative development. Interviews take place in July and September. For further details ask to speak to Kirsty Barlow.

Information 2019-2020

Download the application pack here for the next course starting in January 2020

Who is this course for

People who have completed the Introduction to working with children course at Mary Ward and have some experience of working with children in childcare settings.

What does this course cover

This is a Gateway Level 1 qualification covering units on:
Growth and development of young children
Practical health and safety when working with young children
Awareness of protection and safeguarding
Communicating with young children
Equality and Inclusion
Working in an Early Years Setting
Respecting and valuing children

What will it be like

Lots of pair and group work to support learning about working with children. A mix of theory and practical aspects will be used to further your understanding of childcare.
Assessment will be by observation, practical activities, worksheets and discussion.

What else do you need to buy or do

Students should have a pen, paper and folder.
Weekly homework is provided.

What this course could lead to

Gateway level 2 in Childcare, which will increase your opportunities to work in this field.

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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference.   We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’