First Diploma Care (including Early Years)
course is designed to give students, with no previous experience, an
insight into the caring profession, whether this be caring for children,
young people, adults or older people. The course covers the following
and Communication Skills
optional units are available and all students participate in a work
placement scheme for one day a week. Their placement experience enables
them to link knowledge gained on the course to practice in the workplace.
The course is also timetabled in such a way that students, who wish to
supplement their main qualification, can study for additional GCSEs.
are assessed continuously through the course and also on their work
should normally possess 2 GCSEs (grade ‘D’ or above), an appropriate
Foundation GNVQ, or equivalent qualification.
They will also need to provide satisfactory references.
many opportunities open to students completing the First Diploma in Care
course. Some students may wish to use their qualification to progress onto
other programmes available at the College, such as the National Diploma in
Caring, the CACHE Diploma in Child Care and Education (NNEB) or the
Pre-Nursing course. Others may prefer to use it to secure a job working in
a day nursery or as a care assistant.