Childcare and teaching

First time here? Watch this one-minute video, then choose a level.

Two-minute video

Two-minute video

Why are maths and English skills useful in childcare and teaching?

English and maths skills useful in childcare and teaching jobs.

Quick tips for tutors

These resources cover some of the literacy and numeracy skills that may be needed to work in Childcare and teaching. They also signpost to further websites to find more information about this vocational area. All the resources can be cross-referenced to the national adult literacy or numeracy curriculum and will also be relevant for learners on Functional Skills courses.

What do the levels mean?

Skillswise uses the levels of the National Qualifications Framework, which start at Entry 1, 2 and 3 and then go on to Level 1 and Level 2.

  • Entry 3 covers the basic concepts and is a good preparation for starting a Level 1 course.
  • Level 1 is roughly equivalent to a GCSE D-G grade in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and a Foundation level at Standard Grade in Scotland. A useful qualification for many jobs.

Start learning

Choose a level right for you