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childcare courses

Childcare and Education Certificate, Level 3

  • 3

    Level
    Level 3

  • Duration
    2 years

  • Start Date
    September 2020

  • Venue
    Paston College

  • Course Code
    A0397

Start Date

  • September 2020, Full Time

Summary

This course prepares students to become an Early Years Educator, enabling students to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.

Upon achievement of this qualification students will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators or access Higher Education.

The course is a two-year program of study that is run over days in college gaining theoretical knowledge and understanding as well as 2 days of work placement which are integral to the course and will provide opportunities for students to develop confidence, self-esteem and practical skills in a range of settings, such a schools, nurseries and children's centres.

The units covered through this qualification may include:

  • Child Development
  • Children's Health and Well-being
  • Children's Additional Needs
  • Emergent Literacy and Numeracy
  • International Perspectives
  • Reflective Practice
  • Play and Learning

This course also requires 400 hours of mandatory work placement per year in a variety of settings working with different ages 0-8years.

Why Our College?

Grow in confidence and skill

Our courses are designed to help you build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people. You will focus on a variety of topics including child development, health and wellbeing, play and learning and literacy and numeracy.

Access real life work experience

From schools and nurseries to children centres, our courses provide you with the opportunity to develop your confidence, self esteem and practical skills in real life childcare settings.

Professional standards

You will work to professional standards which will help you gain employment or progress to degree level study at the end of your course

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at C/4 including English and Maths. Applicants must also successfully complete a Disclosure Baring Service (DBS) check and need to demonstrate interest and enthusiasm for working with children.

Assessment

The course will be internally and externally assessed by a range of methods. This will include; direct observation within a workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task/exam set by the awarding body.

Progression

This qualification prepares students to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.
Upon achievement of this qualification students will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators or access Higher Education courses such as foundation degrees at CCN.

Career Progression

Students can progress into a variety of professions including becoming an Early Years Educator, a practitioner in an Early Years workforce, a practitioner in reception classes in primary schools or nanny. You can also access higher education.

Fees

If you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 years and over please contact the Advice Shop. Please check our Finance pages for information on loans, bursaries, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively please contact the Advice Shop. Please check our Finance pages for information on loans, bursaries, fee information and student travel offers that are available.

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