Moving Forward in Personal Progress in Health and Social Care and Early Years Entry Level

No need to apply to start this course September 2017. Enrol now.

Course Information

  • Course Code: CC555
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Validated by: National Council Further Education
  • Study Mode: Full time

If you are interested in health, social care, childcare and young people, this course will provide an introduction whilst building your own personal life skills within a supportive and caring environment.

This course is designed to actively teach the skills, knowledge and understanding through the opportunities of taking responsibility, partication, making choices and decisions whilst developing relationships.

The learners will be fully supported within a caring environment.

This is a one year course, 4 days a week.  Monday to Thursday.

What will I study?

An introductory vocational qualification in caring for children.

Taking part in work experience and outdoor activities including road safety.

You will also take part in functional skills: maths and english.

Entry Requirements

You do not need any qualification or work experience to attend this course.

How will I be assessed?

There are no tests.  Assessment through a range of activities, for example, photographic eveidence, pictures, symbols or words or through any method that promotes inclusive learning.

Upon successful completionn you will achieve an entry level 1 qualification in Personal Progress and Entry level award and Functional Skills (entry 1,2 or 3) in boths Maths and English.

What can I do next?

You may be able to move onto another course at Blackburn College depending upon your tutors reference.

Alternatively you may wish to further develop your maths and english skills.

Your Study Programme

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You will study in our £18.3 million Beacon Centre which houses practical teaching rooms for care, cooking and creative activities. You will also have full use of the dedicated IT suites, library and resource centre, where you will have access to over 60 computers and 45,000 books. You will also have free WiFi access across the campus.

Enrichment & Employability

All Childhood Studies learners will participate in 800 hours of work experience in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, nurseries, and childrens play centres.  Work experience is a vital part for all of the Childcare programmes and is essential for learners to be successful. You may also wish to take on voluntary work or paid summer work such as Camp America or local play schemes.

Students will have the opportunity to gain first aid quaifications and take part in the virtual baby programme.

Many learners engage in fund raising by holding an end of year musical, coffee mornings and soup kitchen volunteering.


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