Level 1 Caring for Children Qualification

This is a fully funded opportunity designed for individuals aged 16 to 18. This Level 1 qualification serves as a practical alternative to traditional further education and provides a fantastic entry point for a new career, enriched with valuable work experience, one-on-one or group mentorship, and tutor support. Our group workshops, in addition to kickstarting your new career journey, offer an engaging, interactive, and hands-on learning experience.

It is possible for you to enrol on to this course at any time of the year.

About the Level 1 Qualification:

– We offer complimentary police checks (DBS), uniforms, resources, books, and support for travel expenses.
– You may also qualify for an attendance bonus.
– This course operates during term time and involves up to 24 hours per week.

The Level 1 qualification is officially recognized by NCFE and includes a dedicated tutor who conducts practical workshops every week. The remaining time will be spent gaining hands-on experience in an early years setting, actively working with children.

What Will You Learn About Childcare?

Our comprehensive curriculum covers a wide array of childcare topics, including:

– Effective communication
– Child development
– Creative craft activities
– Music in childcare
– Promoting healthy eating habits
– The pivotal role of play in child learning and development

Once you express your interest in enrolling in the course, we will arrange a convenient time for you to meet with Sarah, complete the enrollment form, and initiate your DBS check. It’s a straightforward process.

On successful completion we will support you to continue into a paid Level 2 apprenticeship in Early Years or onto your chosen career path.

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Course information:

Awarding body:
Course duration:
Depending on your age and experience you can choose from a 6-month, 9-month or 1-year course.
Course location:
The course is delivered across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset and Devon.

Who is this course for?

This is a fully funded qualification for 16 – 18 year olds. This level 1 qualification is a practical alternative to further education or a good way to start a new career . The course includes valuable work experience, mentor and tutor support on a 1:1 or group basis.

Key facts:

  • Level 1 Childcare Certificate
  • On successful completion we will support you to continue into a paid Level 2/3 apprenticeship in Early Years or onto your chosen career path.
  • Fully Funded
  • Practical alternative to Further Education
  • Good way to start a new career

Ready to apply?

To apply or find out more information about the Level 1 Caring for Children Qualification course, please complete the form below, or call us on 01202 551553

Any questions?

What makes Aspire different?


Apprenticeships provide a fantastic opportunity to combine the achievement in gaining a qualification with on-the-job training, enabling you to learn while you earn. By placing you with an employer, we offer the training and mentorship you need.

Short Courses

Aspire Training Team offer a range of training courses across the business and care sector. You can be assured you will be provided with the right skills to progress your career or assistance with training your workforce.


From childcare & early years to business administration and team leading and management, there is something for everyone. We also provide study programmes for 16-18 years olds, courses in first aid, assessor training and much more.

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