What courses can I do after this?
It is possible for students to progress onto the T Level in Education and Care if they have demonstrated good attendance and attitude and passed the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Caring for Children, also if you have obtained your GCSE English and Maths at a 4 or above.
You could progress onto an early years apprenticeship at level 2 or level 3 depending on your employer’s expectations and the colleges expectations.
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 students 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 required to complete a minimum of 30 hours of work related experience. This will be via online courses, speakers from EY settings and visits.
Towards the Summer Term if students are up to date with their coursework including English and Maths they may be able to go out and attend a work placement in a real life environment.
To attend placement learners will be required to complete and have a clear DBS.
|Course Code||Start Date||Costs 16-18||Costs 19-23 (with concessions)||Costs 19+ (no concessions)|
* Please note fees are subject to change.
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.
During the year students will be taught a variety of different topics which include Respecting and Valuing Children, Accident Prevention, Sharing Learning Experiences with Children, The Importance of Play for Early Learning, Supporting Children’s Positive Behaviour, Safeguarding and the Welfare of Children, and Rights and Responsibilities.
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.
During the course there will be a variety of assessments via assignments, academic posters, practical activities and presentations. To help prepare for this students will be set regular coursework.
You will be required to also study for your GCSE in Maths/English alongside your childcare course in order to give you the best chance to progress onto the T Level if appropriate.
Students are normally in college for either 3 longer days or 4 x shorter days. Lessons start at 9am and finish at 4.20pm
More about the course
Students will be timetabled in college for three days during the week. Students will be required to complete some work outside of the college timetable.