CHILDCARE & EDUCATION (EARLY YEARS EDUCATOR)

LEVEL: 3 VOCATIONAL EXTENDED DIPLOMA
EXAMINING BOARD: NCFE CACHE
TYPE OF STUDY: FULL-TIME, SIXTH FORM STUDY PROGRAMME
PASS RATE: NEW COURSE TO 2018

This course will prepare you to become an Early Years Educator, enabling you to work with children aged 5 and below whilst also widening your understanding of children aged 5 -7 years. Upon achievement of this qualification you will be able to enter the workforce as an Early Years Educator or access Higher Education.

The course will give you the opportunity to study a broad range of topics including child development, child health and wellbeing, play and learning and preparing for school readiness. You will also gain valuable experience in real work environments, developing and demonstrating skills of observing and assessing children’s development as well as planning and preparing fun and educational activities.

The course covers a wide range of theoretical and practical skills, with a particular vocational focus, resulting in the development of highly desirable employability skills.

The course is full time and equivalent to 3 A Levels.

Progression

The course will enable you to progress onto university courses or into employment as an Early Years Educator, a Practitioner in a primary school reception class, Nanny and other similar roles.

Expectations    

You will need a DBS check to allow you to participate in work placements which are a major part of the course.

Level 3 standard entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Mathematics and English Language.

You will be required to have a DBS check to allow you to participate in work placements.

How often would I need to go to work placement?

Two days a week is spent in an Early Years Setting and three days a week are spent in College. 750 hours work placement is required in total.