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Level 1 Award Introduction to Early Years Settings

National Extension College


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What will I learn?

If you have a child under five and want to work as a volunteer in a pre-school setting, or are looking for a career change, this is the course for you.

This qualification develops a basic knowledge of childcare in early years settings. It covers working with children up to the age of 5 years and 11 months old. The units include subjects such as the value of play, roles and responsibilities of carers and volunteers and the importance of developing links in the local community. As well as being a qualification in its own right, after achieving the Level 1 you can choose to progress to the Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care.

Topics include:

Unit 1: The value of play for babies and young children (Mandatory unit)
Unit 2: Management and organisation in an early years setting (Mandatory unit)
Unit 3: Introduction to community development in early years settings (Option 1)
Unit 4: Roles and responsibilities in an early years setting (Option 2)

Additional information:

To gain this qualification you will need to register with CACHE. We will take care of this process.

What do I need to know?

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but you will need to have a good command of basic English and be at least 16 years of age. You will need to be based within the UK, or if you are overseas then within Europe. This is an online course so you will also need easy access to the internet.

Awarding Body

Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education

Course info


Nationally recognised qualification

Study Hours

Variable - to suit the learner

Study mode




Total time for completion

No time limit

Who runs this course?




About NEC The National Extension College (NEC) provides the opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to fit life-changing learning into their lives. Whether you’re looking to study in order to go onto further or higher education, change or advance your career or simply for enjoyment, NEC provides online distance learning courses which are of the very highest quality. Course materials are written by experts such as teachers and examiners and are available to you online 24/7 through learn@nec - our virtual learning environment and the gateway to the NEC community. You can study whenever and wherever you like. With tutor support from a qualified teacher and specialist in your chosen subject, NEC will make sure that you

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