What courses can I do after this?
On successful completion of this course you could progress onto other level 2 courses including the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner or onto a Level 2 Childcare Apprenticeship
What jobs can I get?
Eventually after progression onto a level 2 apprenticeship, or after your level 2 qualification, you could gain employment as an assistant practitioner in a range of settings including pre-schools or day nurseries.
To do this course you should have...
You will need to achieve GCSEs grades 3 - 1 including English and Maths. Alternatively successful completion of a Foundation Entry Level 3 qualification and have achieved a Level 1 Functional Skill in English and Maths. Please note this course is designed for 16 - 18 year olds only.
What about work experience?
Students are requried as part of their study programme to go on a ‘placement’ in the childcare industry throughout the academic year, they will be required to wear a college placement T shirt, black trousers and appropriate footwear whilst on placement. Please note that only those with a satisfactory DBS check will be able to attend a placement.
|Course Code||Start Date||Costs 16-18||Costs 19-23 (with concessions)||Costs 19+ (no concessions)|
* Please note fees are subject to change.
In class you will be working on topics including Caring for Children, Understanding Play for Early Learning, Health and Safety, Food Safety Craft Activities for Young Children, Supporting Babies to Play, and many more including Maths, English and Employability Skills.
You will be required to also study for your L1 or 2 F/S’s in English and Maths or your GCSE in English and/or Maths alongside your childcare course, in order to give you the best chance to progress to the level 2 if appropriate.
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.
Students will be expected to attend college for 3 days a week between the hours of 9am and 4.30pm.
More about the course
Gaining some experience prior to the start of the course is also very useful. Voluntary work at a local pre-school, school, or day nursery can provide an invaluable first step into industry and offer good preparation for the course.