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Course overview

The course is intended as a first step for people who are preparing to work with children, or towards a career in child development. The course is also valuable in helping parents support their own children to learn.

By the end of the course, learners should:

  • Know more about children’s social and emotional needs and how they can be met
  • Understand key aspects of child development
  • Understand how to encourage children to feel positive about themselves
  • Understand the role and purpose of play in child development

Learners will study units in:

  • Understanding Children’s Social and Emotional Development Level 1
  • Understanding Play Level 1

By successfully completing this course you will achieve a Level 1 Award in Child Development (AIM Qualification)

Assessment is completed via portfolio of written course work.
Learners will need to be able to attend at least 80% of the sessions to complete the portfolio and individual tutorials will be offered during the course.

The course is taught in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with an experienced tutor, and there is opportunity to meet and socialise with others in the group in a friendly, relaxed environment.

Learners with any special needs can discuss these with the tutor at the information session to ensure that the course is suitable or can be adapted for their needs.


Session details

After you have registered your interest, please check your emails or spam folder for an acknowledgement email from us. You will be contacted before the start of the course with further details.

At the first session, your tutor will ask you to complete an enrolment form.
Please bring a form of photo ID with you to the first session.

Eligibility criteria

The course is free if you are:

  • Unemployed
  • or you are employed and earn less than £20,319 annual gross salary

You will need to provide evidence of your income if you are employed and believe you are entitled to a free course. This could be a pay slip or contract of employment.
If you are employed, the course is part funded by the government but you will be required to make a contribution of £168.

We also operate a fee remission policy, so if you earn more than £20,319 per year but still cannot afford to pay for the course you can apply for support. This may mean you get the course for free.  

Please contact us if you would like to make an application.

Learners must be aged 19 or over from 1st August 2023

Unfortunately you will not be eligible to enrol on this course if you live in Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley, Solihull or Birmingham.

Venue and accessibility

If you have any covid symptoms, please let your tutor know and do not attend your class until you feel better.

Hadley United Services & Village Club
(next to Hadley Community Centre)

High St, Hadley, Telford TF1 5PB

Tel: 01952 411717 / 01952 413003

Email: enquires@husvc.co.uk


AIM Qualifications

What to Do Next

At the end of the course, the tutor will help and advise you on your next steps into further learning or work opportunities. You can also search for more courses on Learn Telford which we regularly update with details of new courses throughout the year.

We offer a wide range of short taster courses you can try in community centres around Telford and, when you feel ready to take your learning further, we can offer you an opportunity to join an accredited course and help you gain a qualification.

For learners looking for work or who want a change in career, we can offer you advice to guide you in the right direction and opportunities to gain qualifications in English and maths in Functional Skills up to Level 2.

For enquiries contact:

Opening Hours 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Telephone: 01952 382888

Email: support@learntelford.ac.uk

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