Early Years | NCFE Diploma in an Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings | Level 1
Why this course?
This course offers an insight into both the early years and health & social care worlds, to help you decide which you would like to specialise in.
Working in small classes, you will notice that your self-confidence and self-esteem will grow, with the help and support from experienced tutors and teaching assistants.The course 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.
The College has excellent links with hospitals, schools, nurseries and care homes across Brighton. Regular placements with these institutions give our students the opportunity to work with future employers and gain the skills and confidence required for this challenging and rewarding industry.
GB MET welcomes students from all walks of life and offers courses specifically designed for those who may need some additional support with their learning.
Please note: This course takes place at our East Brighton Campus.
At least two GCSEs at grade 2 (F) or above, preferably including English and maths.
ESOL applicants will require E3 or above.
- 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?
- Excellent links with hospitals, schools, nurseries and care homes across Brighton
- 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
- Access to quality teaching resources, rooms and studios
- Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the METs virtual learning environment
- Library and computing facilities
- Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
- Cafés and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks
Work experience & what's next?
Following a Pathways course, you can progress to further training at Level 1 or sometimes Level 2, either full-time or as an apprentice.
Primary school teacher
Children’s holiday rep
UK and EU students do not have to pay fees if they are under 19 on 31 August in the year they are studying.
More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here.
Views Charlie Gillam
“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.”