Full-Time Course in Child Care

Full-Time Course in Child Care

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas


Published: May 21, 2018
Ref: FT003LP

The training for our full-time Child Care programme will take place in our premises in Plymouth City Centre.

As part of this programme you will gain a wide range of key skills including:

  • The fundamentals of child development
  • The well-being requirements for working with children in a variety of settings
  • Introduction to childcare and development for children aged 0-5 years

Skills Group will help you to explore all the different careers in Child Care, whether you are interested in working within a family, nursery, school or community environment.

As part of your qualification you will also receive:

  • Your essential DBS safe recruitment check (Disclosure & Barring Service)
  • Your nursery uniform
  • Your travel costs
  • Free breakfast club

After having completed our full-time Child Care programme, you will be perfectly positioned to move onto an apprenticeship to develop your skills and understanding and pursue your career in this rewarding industry.

There are no formal requirements for this programme just a willingness to participate and an interest in the Child Care industry.

This Level 2 course in Child Care will give you:

  • Hands-on experience in our child care learning environment
  • Support from qualified child care trainers
  • Work experience with local child care settings

This Child Care course also includes:

  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Basic Food Hygiene
  • Employability Skills Certificate
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT
  • Health & Safety Certificate

I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School