Education and Care

Entry Requirements:

Five GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including Maths and English at grade 4.

Why Should You Take This Course?

The purpose of the Level 3 Technical Qualification is to ensure students have the knowledge and skills needed to progress into skilled employment or higher-level technical training.

Course Content
You will complete 750 hours of work placement in a variety of settings to demonstrate your skills
and competency with children. The theory work will consist of a ‘core’ set of underpinning knowledge, concepts and skills.
You will also gain specialist training covering occupational or industry-specific skills.

Topics will include…  

  • understanding the education and childcare sector from ages 0 to 19
  • child development
  • how to support children and young people’s education
  • safeguarding, health and safety and wellbeing
  • understanding and managing behaviour
  • observing and assessing children and young people
  • equality and diversity
  • special educational needs and disability
  • English as an additional language
  • working with parents, carers and wider families
  • working with agencies and services that support children, families and carers
  • reflective practice and other forms of professional development

How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed in a variety of ways including an externally set examinations and an employer-set project. There will be knowledge-based essays, direct observations at work placements to demonstrate competency for the industry.

Are there any special expenses?
There will be a cost to travel to work placement, plus a DBS check and uniform (needed for work placement).

What could I do next?
You will learn the skills and qualities needed to work with children and build a portfolio of evidence to support your transition to Higher Education or employment.  
The course gives you a license to practice so you could work in a variety of roles including an Early Years Practitioner, Nanny, Teaching Assistant or an Individual Needs Assistant. You can also go on to Higher Education to study a variety of subjects including Primary Education to become a Primary School Teacher.

Additional Information

Equivalent to 3 A Levels


How to apply for this course

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