At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4 including Maths or English at grade 4
Why Should You Take This Course?
This qualification prepares learners 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:
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed in a variety of ways, that includes two externally set and marked essays, unit assignment tasks, projects, and work placement-related tasks. At work placement you will be assessed to demonstrate competency when carrying out activities, carrying out observations, and your interactions.
Are there any special expenses?
A DBS check is required for work placement as is a uniform (polo shirt). 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
If you wish to apply for 2023-24 academic year, please complete the online application form.