Students currently spend two and a half days a week in College to support their learning around childcare and enhance their Maths and English skills. Students need to spend up to 10 hours completing course work outside of College time 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. For students who have not yet achieved grade C or grade 4 or above in English or maths will be required to attend classes as part of their study programme.
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A profile of GCSEs at grade E-F or grade 1 or 2 and the ability to achieve level 1 Functional Skills in English and maths.
DBS check before enrolling with recommendation that that students register with the Update Service at the same time.
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 2017.
For all students aged 19+ please visit our website www.suffolk.ac.uk.
Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learning Loans can also be found at the above website.
£21 for the course textbook, £44 for enhanced DBS check to be completed prior to enrolment with a recommendation to pay the £13 fee to register for the update service which students pay direct toDBS by debit or credit card https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service (subject to change)