What will I study?
A range of units including:
- Children’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social development
- Development of children’s communication, literacy and numeracy skills
- Complete current research in early years practice
- Study around the early year’s foundation stage standards
- Creative activities for children
- You will also complete your practice education portfolio documenting all your early years’ experiences
HOW ARE THE COURSES ASSESSED?
At level 1 and 2 the course is assessed by 100% coursework. Level 2 also requires students to complete 300 hours minimum, mandatory work experience in a range of early year’s settings. At level 3, you will be assessed by a range of controlled assessments, examinations, coursework and complete 750 hours minimum mandatory work experience in a range of early years settings over the two years
Be inspired to succeed and progress onto Higher Education, Higher Apprenticeship or employment. Employment opportunities could include becoming a primary school teacher, early years practitioner, nanny, crèche worker, youth worker or family support worker.
Level 1 Vocational Courses: Students are required to have grade 1s/2s at GCSE. Level 2 Vocational Courses: Students are required to have a minimum of four grade 3s at GCSE. Level 3 Vocational Courses: Students are required to have achieved a minimum of five grade 4s at GCSE, which must include either English or Maths. Additional Information: For Level 2 Vocational Courses, we will consider 2 Vocationals, ideally one to be in a related subject. For Level 3 Vocational Courses, we will consider 1 Vocational qualification in place of a GCSE as long as a grade 4 is achieved in English.
Don’t let the cost of studying put you off – most of our students study for FREE, and those who don’t qualify for funding are very often eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.
Eligibility depends on both the course you have chosen to study and your individual circumstances.
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Introductory Diploma Childcare Level 1
Childcare Diploma Level 2
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