Course Type / Attendance

Short Course, Short Course

Subject Area

Health, Social Care and Childcare

Start Date

Call 0191 511 6000

Course Length

10 Weeks







Course Level


Home / Course / Working with Children

Who is this course for?

If you’re interested in child development and well-being this course is an ideal starting point. It will enable you to develop a basic knowledge and understanding of the needs of young children, aged from birth to five years based in a variety of settings. It will also help you to understand your role in supporting children’s development. The course allows you to develop the basic skills needed to support young children and can lead to employment in play-work, out-of-school and early years settings. This course is an ideal opportunity if you are considering a career in childcare or health care sector, as well as if you are looking to take your first steps back into education.

What do you need to apply for the course?

Anyone aged 18 and over can apply for this course.

What are the key things you'll learn?

You will gain the knowledge, skills and experience to support young children in a variety of settings and will include:

  • Encouraging children to eat healthily
  • Create a safe environment for young children
  • Working in a team
  • Contribute to equality of opportunity in support of young children’s development
  • Provide a range of appropriate play activities for young children

How you will learn

You will be taught in a classroom environment. Over the duration of the course you will complete a number of tasks that will be assessed by completing: Posters, activities, worksheets, quizzes, checklists, case studies, scenarios and the like.

Where could this course take you?

Once you have achieved your qualification you could find employment as a play-worker, nursery assistant, out of schools assistant, lunchtime supervisor, teaching assistant, and health care assistant.

What costs will you incur?

You will need to purchase some stationary items.