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Level 1

Caring for Children | NCFE Certificate | Level 1


The Level 1 course enables you to gain valuable skills and work experience to progress onto further study and move towards the early year’s career of your choice.

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 your confidence and self-esteem grow.

Level 1 also boosts your social skills and ability to get on with a variety of people. Your study programme will also include some supported English and Maths sessions and provide a first step towards gaining qualifications.

Our tutors have wide-ranging experience which supports their teaching, including roles as school governors, early years teachers, nursery nurse/playgroup supervisors, and first aid practitioners.

The course provides:

  • Fantastic links with local hospitals, schools, and nurseries
  • Inspirational guest speakers
  • High progression rate to employment.

At the end of this course, you will achieve a level 1 Certificate in Caring For Children.


Start at Level 1 if you have at least 2 GCSEs at grade 2 (F) or above, preferably including English and maths. Plus, two references; one from working with children and an enhanced DBS.


If you want to find out more about what Brigton MET has to offer why not join us at our next open day.
Visit our one of our specialist campuses to see our industry-standard facilities and meet our expert tutors.