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An Introduction to Early Years Settings Level 1 Award

  • Overview of the course

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    This course is a ten week course that introduces you to the structure of early years settings and the workforce. You will learn about the different approaches to early years education, the management structure and learning and development. You will gain an insight to the role of the early years practitioner. You will gain the knowledge and understanding of what is required to work within the early years sector.
  • What you'll learn

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    You will learn about the staffing structure of early years settings and the requirements of the early years workforce. You will learn about the different settings and how they embed early years education. You will learn how to answer assessment criteria to meet the requirements for CACHE NCFE - The awarding body.
  • Entry requirements

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    You will need to have completed the Find Out About Early Years five week RARPA course to join this course. This will equip you with the knowledge appropriate for a level 1 award. It is also advised that you have some experience with children, however this is not mandatory.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You will complete three units that will be assessed by your tutor. Each unit has an assessment booklet for you to complete at the end of each unit. You will be given feedback on how to further improve your learning journey.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    You must have good attendance on this course to ensure you are able to meet the assessment criteria for each unit.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    Your tutor, or contact the Central Admissions Team on 01204 482301
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    Visit your local community centre or the Dean Road Campus to enrol. If you have completed the Find out About Early Years RARPA course, your tutor will assist you in enrolling.
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £100.00
    Other fees: £53.00
  • Future opportunities

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    After completing this course you will progress on to the Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner. This is a UK recognised qualification that will allow you to work in Early Years settings.
  • Additional Information

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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, please call our helpline on 01204 482 000.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must bring their qualification certificates with them to enrolment. Learners will not be able to enrol without this information. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one you need):
    If you are unable to provide certificates you will be asked to complete a self declaration form when you enrol.


    Our Helpline can provide you with general information regarding studying at Bolton College. We also offer advice and guidance meetings to help you decide your next move. Please call 01204 482 000.
    Lines are open :
    • during term time : Monday to Thursday between 8:45am and 7pm (5pm on Fridays)
    • out of term : Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm

    Bolton College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this document is accurate. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact email the Customer Services Manager at or alternatively call 01204 482 040 or visit us at Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5BG.

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom on or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, someone in the Learning Centre Reception or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or 01204 482758.

    Enrolment Details

    To enrol at one of our Community Learning Centres or our main Deane Road Campus click here for enrolment times.
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
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  • Time:

    17:00 - 20:00
    3.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    10 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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