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Parenting and Young 'Parents To Be'

Certificate - Edexcel


What's it all about? 

Are you about to become a young parent? Pregnancy is an anxious time for anyone, and the thought of becoming a parent for the first time can be a little scary. Then this could be the course for you!

This course aims to help you overcome some of your anxieties by providing an opportunity to meet other young 'parents to be' who will be asking the same sorts of questions. You will have fantastic tutors who fully understand the responsibilities that parenting can bring. They will help you gain confidence and prepare you for your new parenting role. You will learn about child development, how to care for a baby, healthy lifestyles, how to keep children safe and much more!

You will have fun, meet other young 'parents to be', learn many new skills and above all look forward to being a parent. You will also have opportunities to talk to professionals from other support agencies who will reassure you and direct you to information and support as and when required.


This programme of study may be used to develop employability skills which can be enhanced in the workplace. You will be able to improve your maths and English.

You may wish to progress onto a level 2 programme in childcare. The College has a wonderful nursery so your study does not have to stop when baby arrives!

Terms and Conditions

Please Note

Certain "part-time" courses may become "full-time" (if additional courses are taken), and "full-time" courses may become "part-time" to suit your requirements.

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2016/17 (August 2016 - July 2017). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2017/18.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to foundation degrees or access to higher education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Important information for 16 - 18 year olds

In order to support you in your future career, all 16-18 year old students in both schools and colleges who do not have an A*-C grade in their English or maths GCSE will study towards a GCSE as part of their main study programme. If you achieve grade E or below you will study towards a Functional Skills English and/or maths qualification.