If you are currently working in the care industry and would like to develop your skills further, we have a range of courses on offer to help you do just that.

Available Courses

Level 2 Award in Babysitting (Aimed at 14-15 year olds)

Start date: 07.06.2018 | Day of week: Thurs | Time: 16.00-18.00

  • Duration: Six weeks
  • Requirements: This course is aimed at young people in the last years of school. You must be aged 14 – 16 and have an interest in pursuing a career working with
    children in the future.
  • Details: This course provides an understanding of the skills needed when babysitting.
  • Content: Units that are covered include the babysitter’s responsibilities to the children they care for, their responsibilities to the parent(s), and accident
    prevention and fire safety.
  • Assessment: It will be assessed by using a range of assessment methods. This could include tasks, coursework or methods such as oral questioning.
  • Progression: Level 2 or 3 childcare qualifications depending on GCSE English and Maths grades.
  • Considerations: You must wear suitable clothing during the course as some aspects require you to be working on the classroom floor.
  • Fees: £50
  • Exam fee: £51
  • Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills

Start date: 09.01.2018 | Day of week: Tues | Time: 17.00-20.00

Start date: 17.04.2018 | Day of week: Tues | Time: 17.00-20.00

  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Requirements: Applicants must be 19 years old or over.
  • Details: Our Level 2 award: Introduction to Counselling provides learners with an introduction to basic counselling. This course is aimed at anyone wishing to investigate a personal interest in counselling and self-awareness and also at employers and voluntary organisations to support staff in helping roles.
  • Content: This qualification comprises two mandatory units:
    ■ Unit 1 – introduction to counselling provides a basic introduction to counselling and the use of counselling skills. The aim of this unit is to provide learners with a basic knowledge of the counseling profession and an understanding of and ability to use basic counselling skills in a practical setting.
    ■ Unit 2 – first steps in counselling theory provides a basic introduction to the roots of counselling theory. The aim of this unit is to show how theory underpins some of the skills identified and practised in Unit 1. It also provides a basic understanding of the three main areas of counselling theory, and how learners can begin to relate to counselling practice
  • Assessment: Personal journals, written work and an end of course online multiple choice exam.
  • Progression: Learners may progress on to the Level 3 certificate in counselling to enhance their knowledge of counselling skills and theory (subject to satisfactory
    interview). For those wishing to work towards a professional qualification enabling them to work as a counselling practitioner, learners may then progress onto the Level 4 diploma in counselling practice (subject to numbers).
  • Considerations: Due to the nature of the course, family members cannot enrol together. We encourage and welcome applicants from all walks of life with a variety
    of experiences. This course involves learning about sensitive issues, so if you are currently experiencing personal problems it is advised that you delay joining this
    course until a later date. Although it isn’t necessary to have formal qualifications to apply for this course there will be a requirement for students to complete written
    work, to access and research topics via books and the internet, and to sit a final multiple choice exam. There will also be on-going assessments of your portfolio of
    work and reflective journal.
  • Fees: £75
  • Exam fee: £33
  • Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills

Start date: 08.01.2018 | Day of week: Mon | Time: 17.00-20.00

  • Duration: 20 weeks plus four Saturday sessions
  • Requirements: Applicants must be 19 years old or over and will need to attend a pre-selection interview at college. Students must hold a relevant Level 2 certificate in counselling.
  • Details: Our Level 3 award in counselling skills and theory aims to develop the skills and knowledge gained at Level 2. This qualification enables learners to work
    towards becoming a reflective practitioner of counselling by considering theories of human development, self-awareness, supervision and issues of difference and diversity. It also provides knowledge and understanding of the main core theories and theorists that underpin counselling and addresses the nature of psychological
    problems and how they may be approached. The specialist skills and knowledge gained in this qualification will be applicable in a range of working contexts. It will
    enable learners to understand the need for a firm grasp of a coherent theoretical approach to counselling or supporting others.
  • Content: The course requires four mandatory units to be studied: developing and practising counselling skills, understanding different approaches to the use of counselling skills, working ethically in helping relationships and understanding the importance of self-development in relation to helping others.
  • Assessment: Personal journals, portfolio of work/essays, and role play.
  • Progression: On successful completion of the course, students can apply for various professional diplomas/degrees in counselling.
  • Considerations: Due to the nature of the course family members cannot enrol together. We encourage and welcome applicants from all walks of life with a variety
    of experiences. This course involves learning about sensitive issues, so if you are currently experiencing personal problems it is advised that you delay joining
    this course until a later date. There will be a lot of written work so students will need to have a good level of English – this may be assessed at interview.
  • Fees: £850
  • Exam fee: £53
  • Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Educator

Applications for this course are now closed. Start dates for next September will be available from summer 2018.

  • Duration: One year
  • Requirements: You must be at least 16 years old to embark on this course and have English and mathematics Functional Skills/GCSE at C grade or above. There is also a requirement to be employed within an early years setting across the full age range of 0-five for a minimum of 12 hours per week. If you currently work in a setting that does not cover all this age range you will be required to attend another
    setting for a period of time.
  • Details: Level 3 early years educator prepares you to become an early years educator, enabling you to work with children from birth to five years and gain knowledge of children aged five to seven years. From September 2014 the early years educator qualifications will be the only qualifications to confer a licence to practice.
  • Content: In order to aid holistic delivery and assessment you will study a range of units based around the following four themes:
    ■ Theme 1: health and well-being
    ■ Theme 2: legislation, frameworks and professional
    practice
    ■ Theme 3: play, development and learning for school
    readiness
    ■ Theme 4: professional development
  • Assessment: Assessment is holistic and involves assessing your competence within the work environment, written assessments and a longitudinal study.
  • Progression: Upon achievement of this qualification it is intended that you will be able to enter the workforce as an early years educator or access higher
    education to complete a foundation degree.
  • Considerations: You may be required to spend some time in another setting to gain experience if your setting does not cover the full age range of 0-five.
  • Fees: £2,882 Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness

Applications for this course are now closed. Start dates for next September will be available from summer 2018.

  • Duration: One year
  • Requirements: A good standard of English is important to ensure you are able to read the training materials provided throughout the course.
  • Details: This qualification aims to raise awareness of mental health and the wide range of mental health conditions.
  • Content: This course consists of 10 mandatory units which cover topics such as mental health, stress, anxiety, phobias, dementia, bipolar, depression and post-natal depression.
  • Assessment: There are 10 mandatory units that must be completed. During the course you will produce a portfolio which is assessed.
  • Progression: This course will support you to be aware and understand mental health conditions. It will give you a good foundation to enrol on to Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health and support you for employment progression.
  • Considerations: Please be prepared to learn with a file, paper and pens.
  • Fees: £362
  • Exam fee: £58
  • Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health

Start date: 19.02.2018 | Day of week: Mon | Time: 15.00-17.00

  • Duration: 17 weeks
  • Requirements: You need to have GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths.
  • Details: This qualification is designed to increase learners’ knowledge and understanding of mental health and mental wellbeing. Successful completion of the units will allow the learner to develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of mental health. It will also support progression into relevant employment within the
    health and social care sector. The following units will be delivered as an introduction, then participants can decide whether to continue to achieve the full certificate:
    ■ Unit 1: Understanding the context of mental health
    and wellbeing
    ■ Unit 2: Promotion of mental health and wellbeing
    ■ Unit 4: Understanding mental ill health
    Content: The course consists of five mandatory units
    which cover the following:
    ■ Understanding the context of mental health and
    wellbeing
    ■ Promotion of mental health and wellbeing
    ■ Mental health problems: associated issues and
    consequences
    ■ Understanding mental ill health
    ■ Working in mental health
  • Assessment: You will be assessed in a variety of ways including completion of written reports, case studies and presentations.
  • Progression: This qualification aims to provide you with a number of progression options, including higher level studies at university or college.
  • Considerations: Some of this qualification may be eligible for ESF funding.
  • Fees: £811 Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Level 4 / 5 Foundation Degree in Early Childhood

Applications for this course are now closed. Start dates for next September will be available from summer 2018.

  • Duration: Two years
  • Requirements: Applicants must be employed or volunteering in an early years setting for a minimum of 12 hours a week and hold a level 3 qualification in early years, plus either 2 GCSE’s at C and above or equivalent. Students with a Level 4 Childcare qualification can enter at level 5, subject to confirmation by the University of Chichester.
  • Content:
  • Level 4 units include:
    ■Developing Academic Skills
    ■Child Development
    ■Reflective Practice in Early Years Provision
    ■Safeguarding Children
    ■Working in Partnership with Families
    ■Learning through Play
  • Level 5 units include:
    ■Researching Early Years
    ■Independent Project or International Perspectives and Inspiring Curriculum
    ■Pregnancy, birth and Baby Care
    ■Understanding children’s Behaviour
    ■Health and Wellbeing of Young Children
  • Assessment: This course is assessed through a variety of assessments forms such as; reflective accounts, presentations, portfolio and essays.
  • Progression: You can progress to study the one year Top-Up BA (Hons) Early Childhood at Fareham College, the University of Chichester or another training provider.
  • Considerations: You must be prepared to carry out self study activities and occasionally travel to the University of Chichester.
  • Fees: £3,500 per annum. Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Level 6 BA (Hons) Early Childhood

Applications for this course are now closed. Start dates for next September will be available from summer 2018.

  • Duration: Two years
  • Requirements: 240 credits (120 at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5) in a related subject such as Early Childhood or Teaching and Learning Support. Alternatively, a relevant Foundation Degree in Early Childhood or a relevant Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning – or the International equivalent of 240 credits (120 credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5).
  • Details: The Top-up BA (Hons) Early Childhood programme explores the subject of children, childhood and families from both a national and global context and range of perspectives, such as philosophical, historical, psychological, sociological, cultural, educational, health, welfare, legal, political and economic. Significant government policy and provision will be critically examined in relation to each module.
  • Content: The units of study will include:
    ■ Early education in adventurous environment
    ■ Leading and managing professional practice
    ■ Independent project
    ■ Special needs and disability
    ■ Children’s literature and the media
  • Assessment: This course is delivered through presentations, portfolio, reports, exams and essays.
  • Progression: After successful completion of the Level 6 Top-up for BA (Hons) Early Childhood you may wish to continue your professional and academic development. Routes available include Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) or a Masters in Early Years Professional Practice. Should you wish to consider EYTS you must have GCSE (grade 5 or above) or equivalent in Maths, English and Science to undertake this route.
  • Considerations: You must be prepared to carry out self study activities and occasionally travel to the University of Chichester.
  • Fees: £3,500 per annum. Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Training Academy for Qualified Childcare Workers

Inquire at enrolment

  • Duration: Two hour-long sessions
  • Details: The Early Years Workforce Training Academy is a series of short CPD sessions aimed at qualified practitioners working in local settings across Hampshire. These are one-off, two hour-long sessions, which will support workforce development and improve standards and quality across the sector.
  • Content: The series of sessions will explore ways to support and develop children across different age ranges, as well as understanding support roles, and developing positive relationships with parents. The sessions will cover a range of units including:
    ■ Excellence in the EYFS
    ■ Maximising outdoor learning
    ■ Caring and stimulating 0-two year olds
    ■ Exciting and engaging two-three year olds
    ■ Inspiring and involving three-five year olds
    ■ Spotting and supporting schemes
    ■ Professional love
    ■ Positive partnerships with parents
    ■ Philosophy of play
    ■ Sustained shared thinking

Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace

Multiple start dates | Day of week: Fri | Time: 09.30-17.00

  • Duration: One day
  • Details: This qualification is aimed at those who require a better understanding of health and safety within the workplace. The emphasis is on making the employee safe for him/herself, safe for others and capable of identifying potential hazards. “Health and Safety” takes as its starting point the fact that most accidents are attributable to a lack of knowledge or carelessness and that the key to improvement is increased awareness on everybody’s part.
  • Content: The course content will include:
    ■ Roles and responsibilities for health
    ■ Safety and welfare in the workplace
    ■ How risk assessments contribute to health and
    safety
    ■ Identifying and controlling the risks from common
    workplace hazards
    ■ Procedures for responding to accidents and
    incidents in the workplace
  • Assessment: This is a one day course with candidates being assessed by a 40 minute test consisting of 25 multiple-choice questions and a written paper at the end of the day.

Funding Information

Applying for a course that has a concession?

Then the course could be free! Some courses are eligible for funding if you are an unemployed individual, on a state benefit* and you want to enter employment and need the skills from one of our funded courses to achieve this. * (Income Support (universal credit), Job Seekers, Housing Benefit, Council tax Benefit, Pension Credit, ESA contribution Based, ESA work related activity group. Includes SFA funded courses only. You must be aged 19-23 on 31 August 2014. You must produce evidence of the benefit in your name when you enrol. Concessions do not apply to higher education courses.

Full details regarding funding and eligibility will be provided upon application.

How do I find out what the fee for my course is?

The fee for your chosen course is listed in the individual course sections accessed on this page. It includes the cost of tuition plus the cost of any exam and registration fee charged by the exam board (if applicable).

Are there any other costs I may have to pay?

Some courses may require you to pay extra costs for things such as course books, trips, and specialist equipment or clothing. If your course has any additional costs, you will be notified before enrolment. You can also contact the College on call 01329 815 200 to find out more.

I’m an international student – are my course fees different?

If you have not been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for more than three years before the start of your course (excluding any time spent in full-time education), different course fees may apply to you – please call 01329 815 200 to find out more. Fareham College cannot sponsor Tier 4 student visas.

My employer is funding my course – what do I need to do?

You will need to complete an Employer Authorisation form, and return to the Enrolments team, and your employer will be invoiced accordingly.

How do I pay for my course?

You can pay by cash, cheque, credit or debit card. And for courses over £500 we offer a payment by instalment service to help spread the cost of your course. A £250 minimum deposit is required if you choose to pay by instalments. Please contact the College for more information.

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