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Introduction to Working with Children in Schools & Early Years Settings (DCG Certificate) – St James Centre & Sinfin Community Childcare Enterprise Centre

An introductory course to understanding children's settings, care and development. This course is suitable for you if you want to start training for a caring role with children. It is also ideal if you are unsure about your future career and want to find out about the childcare sector.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Health
Adult and Community
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: Entry
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 6
Hours: 2.50
Start: 12/09/2023
The Roundhouse

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Course Information for Students

This course is for adults students aged 19 and over who want to understand the different roles in early years and school settings, supporting children’s learning and development. 

A keen interest in wanting to work with children.

You don’t need to have previous qualifications and we can discuss options of studying functional skills Maths & English alongside the qualification. 

  • Types of settings, roles & responsibilities
  • Role of Practitioner, skills, and attributes
  • Safeguarding
  • Health & Safety
  • Equality & Diversity
  • CV preparation, interviews & next steps

Learning activities include groups discussions, pairs or small group tasks researching information to extend your knowledge and understanding, scenario’s and examples from workplace settings. 

Notebook and pen

Your teacher will assess your learning and understanding of topics through questioning, group discussions and class tasks 

Students can progress on to the NCFE Equality & Diversity qualification which follows this course.

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

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Course Information Last Updated On: September 28, 2023 10:52 am