Childcare and Education Certificate, Level 3
- September 2019, Full Time
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?
Gain real experience of work
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
Develop your confidence and skills
Our courses are designed to help you build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people
Progression and opportunity
You'll gain the skills and knowledge needed to progress onto a variety of existing destinations
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.
The Certificate provides learners with a broad foundation of knowledge and skills within early years childcare and education in preparation for progression to the Diploma.
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.
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.
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.
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 and over please contact the Advice Shop.
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