Level 1 childcare qualifications | Oxfordshire County Council

Level 1 childcare qualifications

Training and funding for Level 1/introductory courses in Early Years and Playwork.

Training for Level 1 is for people with little or no experience of working with children, at the start of their career, needing to develop a basic understanding of the principles and skills required to work with young children.

Full time courses are available for those just leaving school or college; part time courses are available for people who may already be working in, or would like to work, in early years.

Early years and childcare training

Abingdon and Witney College

Introduction to working with children and courses at levels 2 and 3. 

Banbury and Bicester College

Childcare courses level 2 and 3

City of Oxford College

Childcare courses at levels 1, 2 and 3

Henley College

Childcare courses at levels 2 and 3

Playwork training

Oxfordshire Play Association

Playwork training at levels 1, 2 and 3


Funding from Oxfordshire County Council is no longer available towards early years/childcare and playwork training. However there may be other sources of funding.

Please contact your provider / college directly or go to our page on funding.

If you require any further help please contact us.

Last reviewed
21 June 2018

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