Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Pathways - Care Level 1

Our Pathway courses are ideal for students who have not gained GCSEs. These courses are practical, fun and taught in small supported groups. Our friendly tutors will boost your confidence, develop employability and offer guidance for your future.

Key information

Course code: B1479 Course type: Full-time, 16-19 (full-time), Pathways Duration: 1 Year Start date: September 2018 Entry requirements: There are no GSCE requirements for these Entry Level courses, but your application will be reviewed for an appropriate level of skills and college readiness. ESOL applicants will require E3 or above. End qualification: LASER Introductory Certificate for Learning, Employability and Progression Level 1 Awarding body: Laser Course location: Brighton Metropolitan College, East Campus

Course aims and areas

If you’re interested in working with children, the elderly, as a nurse or carer then this is a great introduction to the Care sector.

Being on a Pathways Level 1 course, you’ll receive excellent help and support from experienced tutors and teaching assistants. Working in small classes, you’ll notice that your self confidence and self-esteem will grow. Level 1 also boosts your social skills and ability to get on with a variety of different people.

Your study programme will also include some supported English and maths sessions and provide a first step towards gaining qualifications.

Course Units

  • Skills in caring for young children
  • Mental health
  • Understanding child development
  • Working in health and social care
  • Working in children's and young people's settings
  • Principles and values in health and social care
  • Principles and values in adults and children
  • Principles and values in young people, early years and childcare 


Why the MET?

  • Small group sizes
  • Gain a holistic understanding of the care sector
  • Opportunity for work experience
  • Stepping stone to a level 2 course
  • Additional lessons in employability


Entry Requirements

Specific entry requirements may vary depending on the type of course and the level of entry. Click here to find out more about entry requirements for our 16-19 (full-time) courses.

All 16-19 (full-time) courses require an application review meeting. This is a chance for us to talk through your choice of choice and ensure it's right for you.

There are specific CEFR proficiency requirements for international students.

Course Costs

All 16-19 (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August 2017. The only fees you have to pay are for specialist resources and equipment. The cost of these varies from £25 to £300 depending upon the subject you are studying.

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How to apply

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    “All the teachers have been really good, supporting me with my work and other things. I enjoyed going to Sri Lanka as part of this course and am grateful and thankful for the experience.”

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Careers

Potential Careers

Primary or nursery education teaching professional

Typical Tasks:

  • Prepares and delivers courses and lessons in accordance with curriculum requirements and teaches a range of subjects.
  • Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises and examinations to record and evaluate students.
  • Prepares students for external examinations and administers and invigilates these examinations.
  • Maintains records of students' progress and development.
  • Supervises students and maintains classroom discipline.
  • Teaches simple songs and rhymes, reads stories and organises various activities to promote language, social and physical development.
  • Undertakes pastoral duties.
  • Supervises teaching assistants and trainees.
  • Discusses progress with student, parents and/or other education professionals.
  • Assists with or plans and develops curriculum and rota of teaching duties.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

151 Available opportunities -2.8% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £25,019

AVERAGE £40,346

POTENTIAL £59,105

Desired Skills:
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics
  • Science

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Special needs education teaching professional

Typical Tasks:

  • Creates a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment for students.
  • Assesses students' abilities, identifies students' needs and devises curriculum and rota of teaching duties accordingly.
  • Gives instruction, using techniques appropriate to the student.
  • Develops and adapts conventional teaching methods to meet the individual student.
  • Encourages the student to develop self-help skills to circumvent the limitations imposed by their disability.
  • Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises to record and evaluate students progress.
  • Supervises students in classroom and maintains discipline.
  • Liaises with other professionals, such as social workers, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists.
  • Updates and maintains students' records to monitor development and progress.
  • Discusses students' progress with parents and other teaching professionals.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

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Salaries

ENTRY £22,932

AVERAGE £39,468

POTENTIAL £59,417

Desired Skills:
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics
  • Science

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Nursery nurse or assistant

Typical Tasks:

  • Bathes, dresses, prepares food for and feeds babies, changes babies clothing whenever necessary.
  • Supervises young children at mealtimes.
  • Plans and organises games and other activities and supervises children.
  • Reads stories, organises counting games to help develop language and number skills.
  • Writes reports on children's development and maintains awareness of health and safety issues.
  • Communicates with parents and colleagues on children.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

2458 Available opportunities 2.3% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £13,377

AVERAGE £15,425

POTENTIAL £21,255

Desired Skills:
  • Learning Strategies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Active Learning
  • Mathematics

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Nursery Nurse Company: CER Education Location: London
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Childminder or related occupation

Typical Tasks:

  • Assists children to wash and dress.
  • Changes babies' nappies and clothes as necessary and made up bottles.
  • Plans, prepares and serves children's meals and supervises children during meals.
  • Mends, washes and irons children's clothes and tidies their rooms.
  • Provides, supervises and participates in children's indoor and outdoor play activities to promote their development.
  • Takes children to participate in play groups or on appropriate outings.
  • Takes older children to and from school.
  • Maintains appropriate records of children's development.
  • Complies with regulations set by OFSTED and their inspection requirements.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

1299 Available opportunities 0.2% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £13,884

AVERAGE £16,926

POTENTIAL £23,439

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Mathematics

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