Level 4 Diploma in Childcare Studies

Course Description


Whether you’re looking to change career, or are already working in the Childcare sector, this Level 4 Diploma in Childcare Studies allows you to build on your existing knowledge. Completion of the award will provide you with an internationally transferable qualification, covering a broad range of subjects expressly selected to give you an advantage in working
with children.

Entry Requirements

    • Students must hold a Level 3 Diploma (or higher), A Level qualification or equivalent
    • Basic English reading and writing skills
    • All students must be 16 years of age or above.

Module Structure

    • Using information, communication and technology ICT in the study of Childcare Studies
    • Essential anatomy and physiology part 1
    • Essential anatomy and physiology part 2
    • Embryology and foetal development
    • Birth and beyond
    • Language, speech development and attachment
    • Childhood illness
    • Basic nutrition for children

Work-Based Learning Opportunities

    • Trainee social worker
    • Trainee early years teacher
    • Trainee primary school teacher
    • Trainee special educational needs coordinator (SENCO)
    • Trainee teaching assistant
    • Trainee learning mentor