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:
Fees for 2018/19: £2,855
Please note: Fees are for 2018/19 entry and are for home and EU students. Students aged 16 to 18, or those aged 16 to 25 who have a valid EHCP, are not charged for course fees. For more information about financial support for students, please click here.
All applicants will be asked to apply for an Enhanced DBS check before starting the course, which costs £52. You will also need to pay for cooking and craft materials, at an approximate cost of £75.
Four GCSE’s at grade 4 or above, including English or maths.A satisfactory school reference and once enrolled students will be asked to apply for an Enhanced DBS check before starting the course.
Merit at Level 2 with Maths and English at grade 4 or above.A satisfactory reference for attitude, behaviour, attendance and punctuality.
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 - 21/02/18