Entry requirements for our courses depend on the specific requirements of each Programme of Study and an individual's previous experience, which will
all be discussed during the interview process.
The following list offers a guide as to what you might be expected to achieve to gain entry on to a particular level of a course.
Progressing to each level of study
Once you successfully completed your course you may be able to progress to the next level, following a satisfactory interview with a Tutor. If you’ve finished your Level 3 course
you will be offered advice and guidance from our Career Advisers on how to apply for a place at University through UCAS, or how to apply for a job or an Apprenticeship.
Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2 courses generally last one year; Level 3 courses will usually last for two years.
When you study Childcare at Lincolnshire Regional College, we’ll teach you everything you need to know about looking after the future generations.
Learners get the chance to work alongside people who have all worked in a varied, fun and satisfying career that comes with working with children.
Working with children requires lots of patience and enthusiasm and if
you’re interested in working with them why not let us help you develop
those natural skills and prepare you for a long and rewarding career.
The course is college-based with a small amount of time allocated for placements for suitable learners.This course is designed to stimulate interest and encourage the learners’ understanding of the skills required to care for children
During the Level 2 Diploma you will complete seven units; ranging from child development to communication and professional skills within childcare and education. You will also continue to develop numeracy and literacy skills by attending functional skills classes.
After successful completion of your Further Education qualifications you could choose to continue your study with Higher Education such as a Foundation Degree in Children, Young People and Families or FdEd in Early Childhood Studies or go straight into employment.
The CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) is a qualification that prepares you to work unsupervised, or in a supervisory capacity, with children and their families in a variety of settings and environments within the sector of Children’s Services. This qualification is the equivalent to three A Levels.
“LRC is easy to find and you feel welcome every day. There is a wide variety of facilities that meet everyone’s individual needs and includes everyone.
“Every classroom has working computers so if you have work outstanding there is always somewhere to do it. “Doing this course I have learnt lots of new things about children. The course is fun and enjoyable. The tutors are really helpful and supportive. You can talk to anyone about problems and concerns that you have.”