The current programme includes three days per week in classes at College and two days per week in a childcare setting arranged by the College.There are 4 areas of learning: Introducing the role of the early year’s practitioner; legislation, framework and professional practice; play, development and learning and professional development. A range of assessment methods are used including: direct observation and reflection of own practice, written assignments and learner’s own plans. This qualification has the benefit of using on-going assessment rather than an end of year exam.
4 GCSEs at Grade D or above including English language and Maths or Level 1 qualification in relevant subject and Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths
This study programme offers you the opportunity to learn in a real working environment, working with children in an early years setting. Students last year had the opportunity to visit a Forest School, the Museum of Childhood in London and the Nursery World Exhibition, all of which supported their programme of study. Further developments this year include the opportunity to take part in a range of employment and enrichment activities within PSE sessions to support students in developing wider skills to support employment.
On completion of this Level 2 qualification, students are assessed as competent to work in a supervised capacity e.g. a play assistant. Last year 70% of our students progressed onto other courses within the college. The remaining 30% of students all gained either apprenticeships or employment, several being taken on by their work experience placement. To progress onto Level 3 Childcare you MUST pass all knowledge and skills elements of this Level 2 programme and achieve a minimum of GCSE grade C in English and Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths. For those students undertaking Functional Skills in English and Maths you will be offered a range of advice and guidance to help support your career progression.
No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2016
For all students aged 19+ fees are £1910. Details regarding fee remission please contact our Support Team on 01473 382738
£25 for textbook, £14 for a polo shirt for placement (unless purchased last year), £44 for enhanced DBS check to be completed prior to enrolment and £50 for educational trips (optional). Costs quoted are accurate as at September 2015