Level: 3 | Duration: 2 Years | Start Date: September
What is this course about?
The Technical Qualification will equip you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours you need to enter skilled employment. The occupational specialisms are: Early Years Educator. During this course you will study a wide range of subjects including Wider Context, Child Development Supporting Education, Observation and Assessment, Safeguarding, Health and Safety and Wellbeing, Reflective Practice, Behaviours, Equality and Diversity, Parents, Families and Carers, Special Educational Needs and Disability, Working with Others and English as an Additional Language. Successful completion of this course will prepare you for a career as a practitioner in a day nursery, nursery school, reception class, pre-school worker, home-based childcare, or nanny (home and abroad). During this course you will also complete a minimum of 750 hours in placements, you will study in college three days a week and attend placement for the other two.
Entry Requirements: A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 9 – 4 including a grade 4 in English language and Maths. Students must also have a clear DBS.
What will I learn on this course?:
Units will be studied over two academic years, including:
- Child development Supporting Education
- Observation and Assessment
- Health and Wellbeing
- Reflective Practice
- Equality and Diversity
- Families and Carers
- Special Educational Needs
You will have the opportunity to visit universities to experience student life in taster days/weeks. Additionally, you will be able to access a Level 3 Paediatric First Aid Course. There are also virtual babies that students may be able to take home to look after.
How will I be Assessed?
You will achieve the qualification by completing a range of assignments for each unit. All units will be externally assessed using a range of methods, this could include direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments, or tasks set by CACHE. You must also complete a minimum of 750 hours in placement, supported by our dedicated placement officer and assessors. Throughout the course, students are helped and supported to track their own progress, complete coursework to deadlines, and try to exceed their minimum target grade at all times.
All coursework is explained on assignment briefs which detail how the tasks can be achieved. Written feedback is provided and students are encouraged to upgrade their work using this and all forms of support available. Additionally, students are expected to carry out 2 written examinations and an employer’s project.
Are there any costs associated with the course?
Students will be expected to wear a uniform in college and in placement. T-shirts (Approximately £7) and hoodies (Approximately £12) are available. Costs are subject to change. Students will also be expected to organise a DBS to enable them to attend placement. There is no cost for full time school leavers on this course.
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- Duration 10 weeks
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