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Course overview

This course is for adults with children who attend HLC. The course is intended for those who are preparing to progress to working with children or working towards a career in child development. The course is also valuable in helping parents support their own children to learn.

 Learners will need to have completed the Level 1 Award in Child Development to be able to enrol on this course.

 By the end of the course, learners should:

- Understand how social and emotional needs contribute to child development

- Understand factors that impact on social and emotional development

- Understand how to support social and emotional development

- Know about the importance of play for children in their development

- Understand the purpose of play

- Know the importance of a curriculum plan in planning play


Session details

You must attend the first session where we will provide further information about the course. 

Places are limited and registering your interest and attending the information session does not guarantee a place on the course.

Assessment is completed via portfolio work.
Learners will need to be able to attend at least 80% of the sessions to complete the portfolio and individual tutorials will be offered during the course.


Eligibility criteria

This course is for parents/carers of children at the school only. Learners will need to have completed the Level 1 Award in Child Development to be able to enrol on this course. Any parents with any special needs can discuss these with the tutor at enrolment to ensure that the course is suitable or can be adapted for their needs. The course is available to all adults who have children in the school. If numbers applying for the course are high preference will be given to parents who: • Do not hold a full-level 2 qualification including English or maths. • Do not hold a level 2 Maths qualification • Do not hold a level 2 English qualification • Are unemployed or retired. • Are claiming JSA • Employed and looking to progress onto further Family Learning courses • Are parents/carers of children/young people who are entitled to free school meals. • Parents who have been referred to the course for the purposes of improving their mental health and wellbeing

Venue and accessibility

Check with the school website for accessibility


Open College Network West Midlands (OCNWM)

After the course

Learners who want to progress to work in a school will need to gain a Level 2 qualification in English and Maths. We offer a range of courses to gain these qualifications – so please search the website for more details. www.learntelford.ac.uk

For enquiries contact:

Opening Hours 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Telephone: 01952 382888

Email: support@learntelford.ac.uk

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