Childcare and Education Technical Diploma

Entry Requirements:

At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4 including Maths or English at grade 4 or above.

Why Should You Take This Course?

This qualification prepares students to become Early Years Educators enabling you to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of 5 to 7 years, or access Higher Education to study primary education or a range of Early Years degrees.

Course Content
You will complete 750 hours of work placement in a variety of settings including child-minders, nurseries, primary schools, private schools and schools for children with additional needs.

You will study 15 units including:

  • Child Development
  • Children’s Health and Well-being
  • Play and Learning
  • Observation, Assessments and Planning
  • Providing Safe Environments
  • Professional Practice
  • Supporting Numeracy and Literacy Skills

How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including:
Two externally-set essays, projects, work placement portfolios and assessments at work placement.

Are there any special expenses?
A DBS check is required for work placement as is a uniform. There will be a cost to travel to and from 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 into Higher Education or employment. In order to gain employment as a qualified Childcare Practitioner, students will need to have GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 or above.

Equivalent to 3 A Levels


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