Pre-Course Questionnaire

We hope that you will enjoy completing this course “So you want to work in Childcare?” Before you begin, please answer these questions. At the end of the course you will be asked to complete a further questionnaire. This information will help us to improve the course and check that it has helped to support your learning.



A red asterisk (*) indicates required questions.


First name*


Surname*


1. Age
16-19 yrs
20-30 yrs
31-40 yrs
41-55 yrs
56 yrs +


2. Is English your “first” language?
Yes
No


3. If “No” what is your first language?


4. Are you employed?
Yes
No


5. If “Yes” are you employed
Full time
Part time


What is your job role?


6. What course are you studying at college?


Your IT Skills

7. I use a computer at home
1 = A lot
2
3
4 = Never


8. I use a computer at college
1 = A lot
2
3
4 = Never


9. I use a computer at work
1 = A lot
2
3
4 = Never


10. I use the internet to send emails
1 = A lot
2
3
4 = Never


11. How confident are you in using a computer to help you in your learning?
1 = Very Confident
2
3
4 = Not Confident


Working in childcare

12. I know what the duties of a childcare assistant are.
1 = Strongly Agree
2
3
4 = Strongly Disagree


13. I know the skills and qualities that are needed to work in childcare.
1 = Strongly Agree
2
3
4 = Strongly Disagree


Understanding new words

Look at the list of words below. Write the missing word. If you do not know what the word means, leave the box blank. You will be looking at these words later in the course. Please do not use a dictionary to help you with this activity.

14. About your mind rather than your body.

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15. Secret, not to be shown or talked about to other people.
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16. To stick formally to something.
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17. To work closely with a person or group etc and give he/her/them regular information about what you are doing.
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18. A particular way of doing something.
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19. The quality of being able to stay calm and not get angry.
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20. The ability to do something that requires a lot of physical or mental effort for a long time.
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21. The ability to imagine how another person is feeling.
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22. Not excited, worried or angry.
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23. The ability to see what is necessary or needs to be done without being asked or told.
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