Students currently spend two and a half days per week in class at College to support their learning around childcare and enhance their Maths and English skills. Students need to spend up to 10 hours outside of College time completing course work in order to achieve their individual learning plan.The College Learning Curve is accessible five days a week and students may prefer to use these facilities to support their study. In semester two, students are offered the opportunity to undertake 10 days work experience arranged by the College.
Assessment is carried out through a range of methods; including written tasks, posters, leaflets, presentations and practical activities to assess learning.
The qualification is dependent upon satisfactory completion of all coursework and assignments for the 12 units, which include subjects like: Listening to and Talking with a Young Child, Growth and Development of Young Children, Practical Health and Safety when with children and Finding out about Forest Schools.
A profile of GCSEs at Grade E-F
This study programme offers you the opportunity to learn about a range of child related subjects through a range of exciting, practical activities aimed to help you prepare for your next step.Work experience in a childcare setting is offered as part of this course and helps you gain valuable employability skills.Your experience will be enhanced through the input of guest speakers and trips, aimed to support your understanding of working with children.
Last year 95% of our Level 1 students progressed onto courses within the College due to work experience and employability opportunities provided by the College throughout the year.
It is important to pass the course and achieve Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 1 or above to be able to progress onto the Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education & Care full time.Alternatively, a range of other courses within the College or through an intermediate apprenticeship might interest you and your tutor will support you in making these decisions.
No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2016
For all students aged 19+ fees are £1900. Details regarding fee remission please contact our Support Team on 01473 382738
£17 for course textbook. Students will be required to complete a DBS check at a cost of £44 later in the course to enable them to progress onto Level 2 childcare programme. Trips and visits £30.00.Costs quoted are accurate as at September 2015.