Study Programme in Childcare

The course is designed for 16-18 years old who are interested in working in the Childcare Sector.

The course provides detailed understanding of the functions in day care centres, nursery settings etc. It provides learning and development into how to look after children, the law and the development of children.

IAG takes place prior to the learner being accepted onto the programme, enabling assessment of their aspirations and ensuring the programme will meet their needs. They are required to take a Skills Forward Maths and English assessment to ascertain their level, along with a learning styles challenge. Prior achievement is also assessed to establish where this fits into the delivery model.

Delivery Model

Delivered full-time over one academic year, the provision enables learners to achieve a level 3 Childcare qualification, Customer Service level 2 and an Employability Skills qualification level 2. In addition, GCSE Maths and English are delivered depending on start date. For learners where GCSE is not applicable, functional skills will be delivered.


  • Childcare Level 3 NCFE.
  • Customer Service Level 2
  • GCSE Maths & English.
  • NCFE Employability L2.


The main routes from this course would be Apprenticeship, Further Education, Higher Education or employment.