Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Early Years | NCFE Diploma in an Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings | Level 1

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Course Code: FE0155-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: East Brighton Campus Entry requirements: See entry tab Qualification: LASER Introductory Certificate for Learning, Employability and Progression Level 1 Awarding Body: Laser

Why this course?

Teaching young children

If you are 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 Level 1 course, you will receive excellent help and support from experienced tutors and teaching assistants. Working in small classes, you will 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.

The MET welcome students from all walks of life and has courses specifically designed for those who may need some additional support in their learning.

Please note: This course take place at our East Brighton Campus.

 

Start dates

Start
September 2019 Apply
September 2020 Apply

Please note: Applications for courses starting in September 2020 will be processed in late October 2019.

Open events

Come along to one our open events to find out more about studying at the MET. You will be able to tour our facilities, meet our tutors, watch demonstrations and speak to current students.

These events take place in October and November from 5-7pm.


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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.


19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!


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Entry requirements

At least two GCSEs at grade 2 (F) or above, preferably including English and maths.

ESOL applicants will require E3 or above.

Entry requirements

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


Facilities

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

A travel agency and a hair and beauty salon, both open to the public and


Facilities

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. 

Future Careers:

Nursery worker

Nanny

Nursery nurse

Teaching assistant

Primary school teacher

Social worker

Children’s holiday rep


Work experience & what's next?

Course costs

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.


Course costs
  • Views Charlie Gillam Pathways - Care Level 1

    “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.”

Potential
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

Available opportunities -2.8% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 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

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

Available opportunities 0.5% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
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

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

Available opportunities 2.3% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 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

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

Available opportunities 0.2% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 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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