Do you have a passion for working with children? Are you interested in a career in childcare? Do you want to better understand the way children behave and the importance of play? Then this course is for you.
This foundation course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in childcare or working with children, including practical hands-on experience and special projects.
Who's It For?
This course may be of interest to people working, or aspiring to work in or as:
- Children’s Services
- Teacher’s Aide
- Youth Work
- Child Counselling
- School Counselling
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
Duration and Study Load
- 300 hours spaced across 3 key modules and 33 subjects
Assessments are an important part of your study journey as they help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving onto the next. They also help your student support advisor and mentors identify where any further support may be required, so that you get the most out of your course. You will learn via various methods; a combination of reading, undertaking research and watching videos. Assessments might include case studies, quizzes, and written assessments.
- Student Support: You’ll be fully supported with access to an allocated student support advisor, tutor and our experienced course advisors, who are available to you 5 days a week
- Certification: Upon completing the course, you will receive a Statement of Attainment for each module completed and Certificate of Completion
- Availability of Content: 12 months to access the course content (extensions are considered on a case-by-case basis)
Module 1: Child Psychology
This module aims to help you learn how to think critically, make observations of behaviour, and better understand how genetic and environmental factors can influence a child’s development. You will explore the different personalities of children and learn how best to adapt the way you interact and teach based on them. Discover if intelligence is genetically determined and how socialisation impacts a child. The module also aims to teach you how Freud’s, Harlow’s and Bowlby’s explanations of the formation of mother-child attachments differ, and how a child’s upbringing will impact their growth and development.
Module 2: Play Leadership
It is well-researched that uninterrupted play is important for a child’s social, physical and mental development. This module will explore how play encourages brain development, stimulates creativity, increases a child’s academic ability, and enhances quality of life through to adulthood. Discover the difference between physical play, independent play and social play. You will develop an ability to evaluate a range of different play apparatus, including playground structures, toys, sports equipment, commenting on quality, safety features, appropriate applications and cost benefit. Learn the practical skills required to carry out a play leadership role in different situations and how to plan a supervised children’s play program.
Module 3: Children’s Nutrition
This module provides a holistic approach to children’s nutrition, that explores not only what to feed children, but also pre-pregnancy and pregnancy nutritional requirements, how to manage food sensitivities and how to create healthy eating behaviours. You will learn practical skills so you can develop special diet plans (accommodating special dietary needs). Explore the most common concerns for children when it comes to diet and nutrition, how to minimise the risk of obesity, and how to encourage healthy eating throughout childhood.
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