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Course overview

The course is intended as a first step for people who are preparing to work with children, or towards a career in child development. The course is also valuable in helping parents support their own children to learn.

By the end of the course, learners should:

  • Know more about children’s social and emotional needs and how they can be met
  • Understand key aspects of child development
  • Understand how to encourage children to feel positive about themselves
  • Understand the role and purpose of play in child development

Learners will study units in:

  • Understanding Children’s Social and Emotional Development Level 1
  • Understanding Play Level 1

By successfully completing this course you will achieve a Level 1 Award in Child Development (AIM Qualification)

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.

The course is taught in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with an experienced tutor, and there is opportunity to meet and socialise with others in the group in a friendly, relaxed environment.

Learners with any special needs can discuss these with the tutor at the information session to ensure that the course is suitable or can be adapted for their needs.


Session details

Look out for an acknowledgement email from us.  Please check your email spam and inbox.  This will provide the link to the online enrolment form you will need to complete for the course.

Eligibility criteria

The course is free if you are:

  • Unemployed
  • or you are employed and earn less than £18,525 annual gross salary

You will need to provide evidence of your income if you are employed and believe you are entitled to a free course. This could be a pay slip or contract of employment.
If you are employed, the course is part funded by the government but you will be required to make a contribution of £168.

We also operate a fee remission policy, so if you earn more than £18,525 per year but still cannot afford to pay for the course you can apply for support. This may mean you get the course for free.  

Please contact us if you would like to make an application.

Learners must be aged 19 or over from 1st August 2022

Unfortunately you will not be eligible to enrol on this course if you live in Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley, Solihull or Birmingham.

Venue and accessibility

If you have any Covid symptoms please let your tutor know and do not attend your class until you feel better.

Located just off Haybridge Road and next to the tall The Haybridge tower on Brookdale

Telford Elim Church Community Hub,

Hadley, Telford, Shropshire, TF1 6LP

01952 245511




AIM Qualifications

What to Do Next

If you have enjoyed the short course, have a look at our website for the new courses. New courses will appear throughout the year on www.learntelford.ac.uk so check back regularly.

For learners looking for work or who want a change in career, we can offer you advice to guide you in the right direction and opportunities to gain qualifications in English and maths in Functional Skills up to Level 2.

For enquiries contact:

Opening Hours 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Telephone: 01952 382888

Email: support@learntelford.ac.uk

Learn Telford Telford & Wrekin Council Wellington Civic & Leisure Centre 2nd Floor Telford TF2 2FH