In class you will be required to complete 14 theory based units 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.