Level: 2 | Duration: 1 Year | Details: September
What is this course about?
This course is for people who wish to work in a supervised role with children between birth and five years with knowledge of children up to seven years. You will go on placement and learn practical skills in the classroom to support your time on work experience.
Why choose this course?
The teaching team have current, up to date knowledge and experience in the Early Years sector and will be able to support your studies with real life experiences to develop your practical skills to work with children. The course prepares you for employment as an assistant in a range of related job roles or for progression to a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification.
4 GSCEs at Grade 9 – 3 including in English Language and Maths.
What will this course lead on to?
Successful completion of this nationally recognised course allows progression onto the CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification (subject to achievement of GCSE English Language & Maths Grade 4), or into employment as nursery assistant, classroom assistant, pre-school assistant or nanny.
Creative skills, taking part in a College wide enrichment programme, raising money for charities and sector-based placement.
What will I learn on this course?
The course is made up of a number of units that explore and develop your work with young people including
- Role of the early years practitioner
- Supporting children’s development
- Legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children
- Support healthy lifestyles for children
- Support children’s positive behaviour
Placement is a compulsory aspect of the course and students will attend 2 days each week in a setting arranged by the placement co-ordinator. This aspect of the course ensures you are able to apply and practice the skills required to be successful in this industry.
How will I be assessed?
You will achieve the qualification by completing a range of assignments for each unit. All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods; this could include direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task set by CACHE. You must also complete a minimum of 250 hours in placements, supported by our dedicated placement officer and assessors.
Are there any costs associated with this course?
Yes, students will be expected to wear a uniform in college and in placement; therefore, we have sky blue t-shirts and hoodies available to purchase at a cost of approximately £6.50 for the t-shirts and £11 for the hoodies (costs can be subject to change).
Students will also be expected to organise a DBS, to enable them to attend placement – there is no cost for fully funded students on the course.
What the Riverside College Early Years students say?
“The tutors are really welcoming, and the college has a really nice atmosphere. We have lots of placement opportunities and we are supported on placement by our assessors. We learn about children in-depth and I have developed lots of new skills whilst I have been on the course which will help me when I get a job”.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes