What courses can I do after this?
It is possible for students to progress on to the Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education if they have demonstrated good attendance and attitude at passed the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner. They will also be required to demonstrate excellent and attendance attitude and behaviour at placement. If you have obtained your GCSE English and Maths at a 4 or above /or a Level 2 in F/S's.
You could progress onto an early years apprenticeship at level 2 or level 3 depending of your employer’s expectations and the colleges expectations.
Additional you could join the early years workforce as a level 2 practitioner.
What jobs can I get?
Upon achievement of this qualification, learners can progress into various job roles in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors, such as:
• Nursery assistant
• Classroom assistant
• Pre-school assistant
To do this course you should have...
You will require a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades 3-9 including English and Maths. Either English or Maths GCSE need to be a minimum of a 4.
Alternatively Student must have successfully completed a relevant level 1 qualification and have achieved Level 1 Functional skills in English and Maths.
What about work experience?
Students will be expected to complete 250 hours in an early years setting one day a week for the academic year. Placement opportunity must allow for sufficient skills application with babies and young children to meet the assessment criteria for the qualification
Students will be expected to develop resources and compile activity places to support their observation and assessment of the skills they have developed and are competent in to support their licence to practice as a level 2 practitioner.
To attend placement learners will be required to complete and have a clear DBS. They will be expected to wear a college T shirt, black trousers and flat Black shoes. To show they are a college student.
Adult students aged 19 or over will be liable to pay full fees, details on request.
There may be additional fees associated with this course - please ask for further details.
In class you will be required to complete 14 theory based unit related to topics such as:
Roles and responsibilities of the Early Years Practitioner, Health & Safety, Equality and Diversity, Safeguarding, Understand how to support children’s development, Support care routines for babies and young children, Play and Development, Support the needs of babies and young children with Special Educational Needs and Disability, Partnership working in the early years, Support the needs of the child in preparing for school
You will also be required to complete observations on the children in your placements and unit assignments.
You will be taught in class by subject specialists and there will also be speaker’s from outside agencies who will be invited into the class to discuss various aspects of early years care and education in order to enhance your knowledge so that you will be able to complete your assignments to the best of your ability.
You will be required to also study for your GCSE in Maths/English and/or L2 Maths/English F/S’s alongside your childcare course in order to give you the best chance to progress to the level 3 if appropriate.
You will be attending a work placement settings in the early year’s age range. You will be expected to attend placement one day a week in order to complete a minimum of 250 hours in to pass the requirements of the course.
Hours of attendance will be confirmed at interview or enrolment however would normally be 3 days in college and 1 days in placement.
More about the course
Students will be timetabled in college for three days during the week, and one day at placement. Students will be required to complete some work outside of the college timetable.
Students may have the opportunity to attend placement for block weeks.