Thinking about working in Childcare

Ref: C3742803

This short course will help you decide if Childcare is something you wound like to do as your future career. It will also give you some understanding of what a longer Childcare course is all about.

Course aim

This course will give you some initial knowledge needed to start considering a career in Childcare.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Name the main professions in childcare
  • Describe the role of an early years practitioner
  • Explain what PILES stand for in Childcare

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course outline

Thinking about working in Childcare Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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