Childcare – Vocational Studies

  • Level 1 Diploma

  • 1 year full-time

You can now apply for next year

(September 22/23)

The childcare sector is always looking for people of all ages and life stages. If you like being creative and spending time outdoors to create an innovative learning environment with young children, then a career in childcare may be for you.

The department has unique and exciting facilities such as our ‘Forest School’ teaching area and the College’s own Day Nursery, where you will experience cutting edge industry practice and be involved in a range of practical hands-on activities.

This course is for those wishing to study a childcare pathway and is designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of the early years and childcare sector.

Topics may include:

  • Protection and safeguarding
  • Awareness of inclusion and disability
  • Human growth and development
  • Physical care of babies and young children
  • Importance of leisure and social activities
  • Promoting healthy eating

You will also develop a number of skills including numeracy, literacy and digital skills throughout the course.

The awarding body for this qualification is Pearson BTEC.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include assignments, case studies and continual class assessment.

  • There are no formal entry requirements. However, you must be enthusiastic and motivated to learn

Progress to a Level 2 course in Childhood Studies.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £20*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

This course is for those wishing to study a childcare pathway and is designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of the early years and childcare sector.

Topics may include:

  • Protection and safeguarding
  • Awareness of inclusion and disability
  • Human growth and development
  • Physical care of babies and young children
  • Importance of leisure and social activities
  • Promoting healthy eating

You will also develop a number of skills including numeracy, literacy and digital skills throughout the course.

The awarding body for this qualification is Pearson BTEC.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include assignments, case studies and continual class assessment.

  • There are no formal entry requirements. However, you must be enthusiastic and motivated to learn

Progress to a Level 2 course in Childhood Studies.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £20*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

Cowbridge Road, Bridgend

This is one of our busier campuses and is located within walking distance of Bridgend town centre. It offers a wide range of courses from Childhood Studies and Fashion to Hair and Beauty, Hospitality and Travel and Independent Living Skills.

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