Parenting Skills - Level 1

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hatAdult PT
calendar22 Weeks
pinTrumacar Nursery and Comm Primary School
Start date: 27/01/2022, 9 15am to 12 30pm

This course allows parents to learn more about child development and wellbeing which is delivered as a two-hour weekly session.

Using your own experiences and through group discussion, reflection, a learner log, and photographic evidence, you will build a portfolio of work of which the format can be tailored to suit the learner. On successful completion of the course, you will receive a Level 1 Skills for Working in the Childcare Industries qualification, which will enable you to pursue a career in childcare.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, just a commitment to your studies and an enjoyment of working with people.

Course Activities

The topics covered on the course will include:

  • Supporting a child’s literacy and numeracy development

  • Family Learning

  • Healthy Eating for Families

  • Parenting Skills

  • Children’s Social and Emotional Development

One hour a week of home study is recommended, although not essential.

Progression Opportunities

There are a variety of progression opportunities available within College including a range of Apprenticeships in Childcare, or the below Full and Part Time courses:
Level 2 - Children’s Play, Learning and Development
Level 2 - Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities
Level 2 - Awareness of Mental Health Problems
Level 3 - Understanding Autism

You can discover all the opportunities available to you by exploring the full list of careers in this industry

Course Fees

This course costs £122.00, including exam fees.

You may be eligible for free study if you are 23 or under and this is your first full Level 2 or 3 course. Alternatively, if you are unemployed, receiving an eligible benefit, and taking the course to help you find employment.

You may also be entitled to additional financial support including course materials, uniforms, and childcare expenses depending upon your individual circumstances. Read more about Financial Support for adults.


If you would like to apply for this course, please click 'Apply' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you.

For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email

Course code: B36106-A1A