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Where will this course lead?

Are you considering a career working with young children? Would you like a job where you can make a real difference to children's lives? If you choose to work in childcare, early years or teaching you will be playing a crucial role in shaping the lives of our future generations. This course allows you to progress onto University degrees and Higher Education based on UCAS points achieved.

Study for a career to be proud of with the NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in Childcare and Education(Early Years Educator). This will help you turn your dream job into reality. The course offers you the knowledge and practical skills needed for working within the early years sector. Successful completion of the Diploma allows you to progress onto University degrees and Higher Education based on UCAS points achieved.

What will I study?

You will study the NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education in the first year. Successful completion of the Certificate means you may progress into the second year, where you will complete the Diploma (EYE).

You will attend placement for two days per week which will support the studies you do at College. Placement allows you to develop your skills and knowledge working with the age ranges 0-2, 2-3 year olds, 3-5 year olds and 5-7 year olds in different childcare settings including nurseries, reception classes, pre-schools, special educational needs settings.

What qualifications will I get?

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Technical Certificate/ Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

How will I be assessed?

To pass this qualification you will need to pass all units. All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods, and graded A* - D.

You must also complete an Extended Assessment Task which is externally marked.

You will undertake a minimum of 750 hours in work placements over the 2 years, as an important part of the assessment process involves evaluating skills in real working situations.

You will gain experience in working with children of 0 -2 year, 2-3 years, 3-5 years and 5-7 years in Nursery and Primary School settings.

How do I get a place on the course?

Apply via the College website and attend an interview with one of our friendly team.

What are the entry requirements?

Applicants must have 4 GCSEs (A*-C or Grade 4/5 and above) including English Language and maths. Alternatively, you will be considered if you have achieved a relevant Level 2 qualification along with English and maths. Entry is subject to a satisfactory reference and interview.

Entry decisions will be discretionary at interview. Students will continually be assessed through probation period to ensure they are on the correct level.

You will also need to complete a DBS check, attend an interview and provide satisfactory references.

What else do I need to know?

Entry decisions will be discretionary at interview. Students will continually be assessed through a probation period to ensure they are on the correct level.

All students working with children will need to have a Disclosure and Barring Security Check.

You will also need to provide costs for text books, a uniform for work placement. A placement uniform will be available to purchase from college.

You must be prepared to experience all placement opportunities. Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life.

Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview.

If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

What can I do after this course?

The professional status of Early Years Educator status enables you to work in many different early years roles, such as, Children's Centre Worker, Private Nanny, Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant, Nursery Manager or Lead Practitioner. You may choose to progress to Higher Education, including our HND in Advanced Practice in Work with Children and Families, or the Foundation Degree in Early Years Services. You may also progress to degree programmes such as Initial Teacher Training (QTS*), Early Years Teacher (EYT*) or a BA in Early Year Childhood Studies. *If you wish to progress to Initial Teacher Training or EYT you must have Mathematics, English and a science subject at GCSE Grade C or above.

Location

Stratford-upon-Avon College

Start Date

Sept-2021

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Time

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Course Fee

N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds

Course Code

CHSAD015SCF0

Study Mode

Full Time