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TQUK Level 1 Award in Principles of Working in Early Years Settings (RQF) 

Course information 

Qualification Number: 603/3414/9

Qualification Purpose

The purpose of the qualification is to develop learners’ knowledge of childcare in early years setting (Birth – 5 years 11 months) Topics include the value of play, roles and responsibilities of carers and volunteers and the importance of developing community links.

Entry Requirements

  • The qualification is suitable for learners of 16 years of age and above.

  • There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum level one in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

  • The qualification is especially suitable for parents and volunteers participating in early years provision. It is also suitable for learners on Foundation Learning programmes.

  • It is not necessary for learners to be working however it is recommended that they have access to an early year setting for example as volunteering.



Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

  • TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People


Successful learners can apply for job roles such as: 

• Assistant in Children’s Centres

• Practitioner in nursery schools or receptions

• Pre-school worker


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