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Introduction to Level 1 Childcare

Course Title:

Introduction to Level 1 Childcare

Course Number:

LRKD A10747

Venue:

Derby Multicultural Centre

Learning Area:

Health, Care

Level:

Level 1

Tutor(s):

Maria McDonald

Start Date:

26 February 2018

End Date:

19 March 2018

Session Time(s):

Monday between 12:30 and 14:30

Total Sessions:

4

Total Hours:

8

Class Size:

Between 10 and 12 learners.

:

NOTE: This course has already finished.

Course Information

Introduction to Level 1 Childcare

Total Hours: 8

What will I be learning?

You will be learning the basic requirements and introduction into developing a career within the childcare industry.

You will look at the levels and career opportunities waiting for your development and how we at Derby Adult Learning can help and support you through this journey and progress.

You will gain a brief understanding and knowledge of a child's developmental needs and stages from birth to 11 years, and how as a childcare worker you will help to support and engage this development and learning.

Does the course lead to a qualification?

No, but is an introduction to Level 1

What does the course involve?

Discussion and practical activities over 4 sessions

Who is the course for?

Everyone with an interest in childcare and developing their career

What do I need to bring?

Portfolio and pen

Are there any additional costs?

No

Does this course qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan?

No

If YES you can apply for an advanced learner loan through the Student Loans Company – for full information about how to apply go to: www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan/overview

How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

Feedback will be given, both verbally and by the evaluation of completed tasks & projects. You will receive verbal feedback on the results of your practical exercises.

There is no formal exam, although there is continual evaluation throughout the course.

Towards the end of each session you will use a DerbyLearn forum to record what you have done in class and comment on how you think you got on. Before the next session your tutor will reply with their feedback. This is a very good method of recording your own progress, reflecting on the session and a great way to receive motivation from your tutor.

Can I have help in the class?

Learner Support

If you need support to learn, for example, a communicator, large print, personal care, specific equipment, or extra time, let us know. We will work with you to identify what you need and how we can best support you.

Learner Support Fund

If you are struggling to pay your exam fees or have a disability and need help to pay for transport to the course, we may be able to help you. Ask the centre staff or your tutor for more information and an application form. We have a small fund available to help learners who are experiencing genuine hardship. You are advised to apply as soon as you can.

How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes. To find out more, please go to www.derbylearn.net and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

Progression within DALS

We have lots of courses planned to ensure you have a variety of progression routes. If you are interested in another course, please ask for more information or telephone our helpline on Derby (01332) 717900 or enquires@derbyals.org

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

Childcare Level 1

Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:

meet enjoy learn achieve

This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement. That's got to make you feel good!

Volunteering opportunities

We have a number of rewarding volunteering opportunities both within DALS and with other organisations. These can offer you a number of benefits, including the ability to enhance your employment prospects, and the ability to learn whilst supporting others. If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact Pat Ward on 01332 642308 or email pat.ward@derbyals.org You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.

 

Venue Information

Derby Multicultural Centre

Address:

Dairyhouse Road, Derby, DE23 8HN

Parking:

Limited Car Parking
Limited Cycle Parking

Disability Support:

Disabled Access to Ground Floor only
Disabled Toilets
Loop System

Refreshments:

Limited Facilities
Self Service Tea and Coffee

Crèche:

Crèche Unavailable

Directions:

Take Osmaston Road A514 from Derby City Centre. Turn right at the traffic lights into Douglas Street which becomes Dairyhouse Road at the traffic lights. The Multicultural Centre is on the left just after the lights. 01332 717940

Bus Routes:

No. 38 Arriva.

Enrolment Information

In Person

If you would like more information about this course or wish to enrol, please contact via:

Enrolment Centre:

Derby Multicultural Centre

Opening Times:

Address:

Dairyhouse Road, Derby, DE23 8HN   Find Us

Telephone No:

01332 717940

Email:

enquiries@derbyals.org

By Email

Send your enrolment enquiry to enquiries@derbyals.org.

By Phone

To pay by credit/debit card or for more information about this course, please contact us on 01332 717900.

Fees

Category A Fee:

£30.40

Category B Fee:

FREE

You can also see more information on Fees & Reductions.

Note: Please bring evidence of eligibility for fee reduction to the first class.


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