Two year full time course with accredited UCAS points. This modular course is designed for those wishing to gain a recognised professional qualification and 'licence to practise' to work with children in a variety of early years settings. Learners are required to attend college (3 days)and placement (2 days).
Unit 1 - An introduction to working with children.
Unit 2 - Development from conception to age 16 years.
Unit 3 - Supporting children.
Unit 4 - Keeping children safe.
Unit 5 - The principles underpinning the role of the practitioner working with children.
Unit 6 - Promote a healthy environment for children.
Unit 7 - Play and learning in children's education.
Unit 8 - Caring for children.
Unit 9 - Development of professional skills within children's education.
Unit 12 - Nutrition and healthy food for children.
Unit 14 - Working with children with special needs.
Unit 18 - Working with babies from birth to 12 months.
Appropriate functional skills will also be required.
5 GCSE's Grade C or above (inc. English Language) or a Level 2 Early years qualification at Merit or Distinction with functional / key skills level 2 english / communication.Caring, patient nature and a keen interest in young children is a must.
Employment as a qualified Level 3 Early Years practitioner within a variety of early years settings(private, statutory, voluntary or indepndent).
Progression to HNC / HND Childhhod Studies, Foundation Degree in Children and Young Peoples Services, or entry into Higher Education