Mavis Odame-Darkwa - Childcare

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"I enrolled on the Childcare Level 1 course in September 2016 and managed to complete the Certificate in Childcare Level 2 in July 2017 after an intensive six months’ course and I managed all this whilst also juggling my family commitments with four children and doing some night shifts in a residential care home.

I am very happy because I achieved all this despite having difficulties with writing and processing information."


Identify and develop skills to care for children.

This is an introduction course and is ideal for anyone interested in a career in childcare and will focus on child development and healthy eating.


There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).

Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.


Assessment is by written work and on completion of the course you will gain a CACHE certificate and a Level 1 Work Skills qualification.

Entry Requirements

You will need to attend an advice and guidance session before enrolling on this course. Book your place here.

Next Steps

Enrol on a more advanced childcare course with the college.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.

Apply for this course

Where and when
15 Weeks
Study mode:?
Part time
What do I need to pay?
£ 0 - 402
International students: ?
£ 504
Materials fees: ?
May be charged

You need to come to an advice session to apply. Contact 020 8918 7777 or to book.

Fee reductions for adult short courses