Introduction to Working with Children in Different Settings

Course code: WCXR301P

Subject area: Local & Family History

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

6:30pm - 8:30pm


9th May 2022 - 13th Jun 2022

Oxford Adult Learning Cowley

Contact details

01235 555 585

The course offers a basic introduction to the roles and responsibilities involved with working with children in different settings. There is also a focus on skills, abilities and knowledge required to do so as well as an opportunity for learners to make an informed decision about their next steps.
Key themes are:
children's settings;
key roles and responsibilities;
current legislation;
children’s development;
behaviour for learning;
teamwork; next steps.

Learners will be exploring the key themes each week, through participation in a variety of practical activities, as well as looking at theories and how these apply to practice. You will also have the opportunity to identify current legislation and how this relates to the role of the practitioner and its impact on settings. At the end of the five-week course you will have greater knowledge of what the role of ‘Working with Children’ entails, and what your next steps might be.

Please note there will be no teaching session on 30/05/2022.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools
There are no entry requirements for this course. All welcome and we do not ask for any previous qualification or experience.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2021 prior to starting the course.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2021 prior to starting the course.
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £55.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £55.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £33.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £33.00

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learners will have the opportunity to complete a reflective diary each week. Alongside this, group work, peer and self- assessments and Q&A will take place throughout the course. Learners will also complete a quiz at the end of the course for summative assessment purposes.