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Working with Children Award Level 1

Full-Time Study Programmes

  • Overview of the course

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    This course is aimed at people who are considering a career working with children in nurseries, before and after school clubs, holiday play schemes, pre –school and play school settings. The course aims to develop a basic knowledge of the childcare sector and explore the types of jobs roles and services within it.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You will complete a portfolio showing that you have met all the criteria for each unit. You will be required to write tasks and complete activities for each unit.
  • What can I expect to learn?

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    You will complete three units:
    • Planning for progression
    • Effective skills, qualities and attitudes for learning and work
    • Career planning and making applications
  • What qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

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    CACHE Level 1 Award in Introduction to Health, Social care and Children’s and Young Peoples’ Settings (QCF)
  • How can I progress after this course?

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    You may apply to progress onto the Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care providing you are in a suitable job or placement providing 12 hours work experience per week and you have developed and demonstrated appropriate skills and attitudes.
  • What do I need to join the course?

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    There are no formal entry requirements but you must have an interest in pursuing a career working with children. You must be over 19 years of age.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    The Level 1 course is for 3.5 hours a week for 14 weeks and is based at a Community Learning Centre.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    Our Central Admin Team on 01204 482301 or email:
  • I'm interested, what do I need to do next?

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    Contact the person or team named on this sheet to arrange an interview.
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £117.00
    Other fees: £53.00
  • 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.


    Tutors teach throughout the day and evening and are not always available by phone. Please leave a voicemail message where possible and we will ring you back as soon as possible.
    Please note: Learners on a Learner Responsive course (shown under the course code) 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.

    Enrolment Details

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

    12:30:00 - 15:00:00
    2.50 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    10 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane & Derby Community Learning Centre

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