In this course you will complete your full training in the care and development of children up to the age of 8.
|Study Type:||Full Time|
|Academic Level:||Level 3|
|Awarded by:||NCFE CACHE|
One year for Certificate. Second year achieves the Diploma (Early Years Educator).
|UCAS Course Code||0|
You will need enthusiasm, commitment and be able to demonstrate real interest and concern for the care of children. You will spend three days in college and two days on work experience every week in three different settings across the two years of the course. You will study the early learning curriculum, anti-discriminatory practice, preparation for employment and complete observation and assessment work with young children. As part of the course you will also undertake a cookery qualification and a paediatric First Aid certificate.
Following successful completion of the Year One certificate, you can progress to the second year diploma (Early Years Educator) in order to be a qualified Early Years practitioner.
You will study subjects including:
All applicants will be asked to apply for an Enhanced DBS check before starting the course.
Cooking and craft materials £75
Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths, or Level 2 Diploma at Merit with GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 or above. We will also require a satisfactory reference from your school. Please note, all applicants will be asked to apply for an Enhanced DBS check before starting the course.
This course enables students to either go on to further study at university or directly into employment. Career opportunities are exciting and include, nursery nurse in a primary school, special needs school, special care baby unit, paediatric hospital ward, day nursery, qualified nanny (UK or abroad), or a holiday company childcare representative.
Potential career routes in the Childcare industry:
On successful completion of this course you could progress to nursery management or senior nursery officer. Alternatively, you could progress to the Early Years Foundation Degree validated by Kingston University and progress towards Early Years Initial Teacher Training leading to Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) or the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Or theHealthcare Play Specialism Foundation Degree validated by West London University.
Last updated - 18/5/16