This course is suitable for anyone thinking about a career working with children and young people. It's a knowledge only qualification where you learn mostly in the classroom. It won't lead directly into employment but it will help you to make an informed choice about whether or not the career area is right for you and open up opportunities for further learning or training. You'll get an introduction to childcare and education, parenting and babysitting to help you to decide whether working with children and young people is right for you. Youll learn all about the responsibilities of new parents and the growth and development of young children. You'll study topics such as the importance of play for early learning, nutrition and healthy eating, parenting a young baby to preventing accidents and fire safety. You'll learn the importance of safeguarding as well as how to contribute positively to the development of children and young people. This course is offered through distance, online learning. You will have access to materials and tutor support online. You will need access to the internet and laptop/computer. Our courses are government funded and are free if you meet the eligibility criteria. Please visit www.thinkemployment.com/apply for more information and to see if you're eligible.