This qualification is designed to build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people at an unsupervised level in a diverse range of job roles within early learning and childcare. Subjects covered include child development (birth to 7 years), observation, planning, health & safety, safeguarding and the role of the practitioner (plus much more). Assessment of skills in the Real Working environment is facilitated by an assessor alongside knowledge units which are assessed by a tutor following classrooms teaching.
Be at least 19 years of age. Have a minimum of GCSE grade C in English (or equivalent O’ level). Students will be required to complete a written assessment prior to enrolment to assess suitability for course and relevant work experienceMinimum of grade D in GCSE Maths or equivalent. *Students will need to be working, volunteering or on a practical placement for a minimum of 16 hours per week as they need to show competence in both knowledge and skills. Complete Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks with employer.Commitment to completing between 15 and 20 hours private study to meet standards of assessment at level 3.
* (please be aware that to count in ratio in an early years setting students must have achieved GCSE Grade C in maths and English by the end of the course)
Opportunities to work in an unsupervised capacity as:
Or progress onto Foundation Degree (level 4) or Level 5 in Leadership and Management or other higher level qualification.
Students who are aged 19 years and over at the start date of their course: the tuition fee will be £2882.00.
You may be eligible for a new Advanced Learning Loan.
Visit www.direct.gov.uk/advancedlearningloans to find out more or contact our Student Support Team on 01473 382738
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as required by your employer or the setting where you volunteer.