About the course
This program deals with the patterns and stages of growth for children from birth to 5 years and 11 months. It focuses on the activities and the importance of diet and exercise that would promote growth and development of the children. Caring for children can have a positive effect on children’s development by enhancing their educational and social experiences. Helping children learn new tasks and teaching them to help others is important. Throughout their childhood, they would be spending a lot of time in the company of others, helping others would help them to bond with others. Young children need to be introduced to a structured environment as it helps them to make friends and play with others as well.
This course takes approximately 300-350 hours to complete. It will take one full year to complete. This course aims at improving and developing your knowledge about children’s growth and development up to 6 years. You also gain an appreciation for the vast context in which the child practitioners work.
Why this course?
A qualification in Caring for children would definitely give a good boost to your CVs and would open up new doors for your career. This course helps the aspiring teachers and other participants to gain a wider knowledge about the growth and development of children. It gives you a better idea into the world of child care practitioners. It teaches you strategies to build better relationships with the learners and emerge as a professional child care practitioner because from early childhood it is important to nurture a trusting relationship among the kids so that they grow up to have good relationships with their peers, parents, teachers and others. Forming emotional relationships in this stage go a long way to define their future emotional attachments.
Who should attend?
This course is appropriate for those planning a career in child care and this course will be best suited for :-
- Students who would want to attain an internationally recognised qualification in Caring for Children
- All the aspirants who want to make a career in the child care setting
- Students who are looking to boost their CVs and improve their career prospects
What do you learn?
UNIT 1: GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG CHILDREN (F/601/3408, Unit Level: 2, GLH: 18 hours; Credits: 2)
- Patterns and stages of growth for children from birth to 5 years 11 months
- Factors which influence growth and development from birth to 5 years 11 months
- Importance of diet and exercise for children’s growth and development
- Activities which promote children’s physical development
- Ways to help children to develop communication and language skills
- Ways to encourage children to play socially
UNIT 2: PRACTICAL HEALTH AND SAFETY WHEN WITH YOUNG CHILDREN (H/602/2389, Unit Level: 1, GLH: 27 hours; Credits: 3)
- Health and safety guidance, symbols or instructions on young children’s equipment and toys
- Health and safety instructions on cleaning materials which may be found in a house
- Health and safety rules, guidelines or instructions when taking children out into the street and to the park
- Potential hazards to young children in the home
- Safety features to ensure young children stay safe in the home
- Safety equipment or controls which help to keep young children safe when going out for a walk, when in a car and when in a children’s playground
- Fire safety equipment that is recommended to be in a house
- Possible fire hazards to young children and adults in a house
- Own actions to maintain a young child’s safety if there was fire in the house
UNIT 3: RESPECTING AND VALUING CHILDREN (M/601/0116, Unit Level: 1, GLH: 18 hours; Credits: 2)
- Ways to value children as individuals
- Reasons why children need to be respected as individuals
- Ways to communicate with children to ensure that they feel valued
- Behaviour that shows respect and value of children
- Organisations that promote the rights of children
UNIT 4: UNDERSTANDING LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT THROUGH PLAY (A/504/0211, Unit Level: 1, GLH: 27 hours; Credits: 3)
- Features of a setting that contribute to a positive learning environment
- How these features might help children to learn through the use of play activities and strategies
- Ways in which play can help children’s learning in developmental areas
- Example of stereotyping in play
- How a given set of materials, resources or activities can challenge stereotyping and discrimination
UNIT 5: CONFIDENCE BUILDING FOR THE YOUNG CHILD THROUGH PLAY (T/601/3406, Unit Level: Entry Level 3, GLH: 30, Credits: 3)
- Understand the support children need to gain confidence when playing
- Activities that will help improve a young child's confidence
- Learn to encourage expression through play
- How interaction and play can build self-esteem
- Activities that will help children to express their feelings
UNIT 6: SHARING LEARNING EXPERIENCES WITH CHILDREN (Y/601/0109, Unit Level: 1, GLH: 36, Credits: 4)
- The different ways that young children learn
- Understanding the importance of identifying the different ways of learning
- Sensory aids to develop the learning of young children
- How to encourage children to take part
- Ways in which the natural world can support learning
UNIT 7: SELF-DEVELOPMENT (A/600/3735, Unit Level: 2, GLH: 24, Credits: 3)
- Why self-development and interest is important
- How self-development contributes to personal achievement
- Encouraging self-development, weaknesses and strengths
UNIT 8: SCIENCE ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN (D/602/2388, Unit Level: 1, GLH: 27, Credits: 3)
- Recommend science activities for young children of different ages
- Understand why science activities support learning
- Learn the health and safety risks with science activities
- Help and advice young children with science activities
UNIT 9: TECHNOLOGY ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN (R/602/2386, Unit Level: 1, GLH: 18, Credits: 2)
- Recognise activities and toys within technology for young children
- Understand which technology activities are suitable for each age range
- Identify intellectual, physical and language benefits of technology activities
UNIT 10: MUSICAL ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN (D/602/2391, Unit Level: 1 GLH: 18, Credits: 2)
- Creative musical activities and games for young children
- Understand which musical activities are suitable for each age range
- Identify benefits of musical activities
- Encourage interaction within musical games and activities
UNIT 11: CHILDREN'S PLAY AND LEISURE ACTIVITIES (T/601/0117, Unit Level: 1 GLH: 27, Credits: 3)
- Know about the available play and leisure activities for children in the community
- List places that provide play and leisure activities for children in the community
- Understand the benefits of play and leisure activities
- Know the supporting role played by adults within play and leisure activities
- Encourage involvement in play and leisure activities
- Identify specific requirements for children with special needs or disabilities
UNIT 12: SAFEGUARDING THE WELFARE OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE (K/601/3323, Unit Level: 2 GLH: 20, Credits: 3)
- Know the guidelines and procedures for when working with children
- Describe the different roles involved in safeguarding
- Identify common symptoms for illness and injury
- Understand the correct procedures for handling illness and injury
- Recognise circumstances when emergency action is to be taken
UNIT 13: PREPARING FOR YOUR NEXT STEPS (L/601/0110, Unit Level: 1 GLH: 36, Credits: 4)
- Plan personal career goals
- Identify paths and obstacles in achieving these goals
- Recognise opportunities for employment and progression
- Understand personal skills required for training and employment
- Know what to put on your CV or personal statement
- Identify main steps to recruitment
UNIT 14: INVESTIGATING A VOCATIONAL AREA (T/600/3250, Unit Level: 2 GLH: 16, Credits: 2)
- Identify personal interests in a specific vocational area
- Recognise skills required to succeed in certain vocational areas
- Know how a candidate can meet specifications of a role
- Develop personal skills for a specific job role
- Assess personal areas for development
How do you learn?
You will study this course through distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!
This course is assessed through a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required, so you can complete all assessments from home.
After this course
After successful completion of the course you will achieve a CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children. This is an internationally recognised qualification in accordance with the QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and is a leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the children and adult care and education sectors. CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) are the leading industry specialists in providing qualifications that specialise in the care and education sector. This course has been developed by experts to ensure that all requirements are skills are covered. This course will definitely provide you with an extra edge as you prepare to enter the Special Education domain.
You can avail the course at a reasonable fee of 77,467 INR/1010 USD/ 770 GBP/ 38734 THB You can opt for a number of easy ways to pay your fees using Debit / Credit Card or by depositing Cash, Cheque or Demand Draft to our bank account. After the payment is credited the candidates will be receiving payment confirmation with online admission form. They need to fill up the same and submit in order to get online access to the course.
This course will take approximately 300-350 hours to complete. Students will receive 12 months to complete the course, which is enough time than you will need. This allows you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines.