This qualification is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 7 years.
This qualification is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 7 years through themed taught lessons and is assessed through work placement competency and written work.
Whether you want a career working with children or a stepping stone to further qualifications our courses certainly prepare you well. There are many different aspects to the profession and our courses will teach you about the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of different aged children and how to apply your knowledge in practice.
We also work with employers, helping to ensure their staff have the latest qualifications and helping us to ensure our courses are developed so that they are relevant in today’s settings.
Units you will cover include child development, play and learning, safeguarding children, understanding children’s additional needs and many other interesting topics.
You will be in placement for 2 days a week which enables you to gain experience of working in the early years and helps you to understand the key ideas we discuss at college. At the end of the 2 years you will be given Early Years Educator Status, the recognised status for early years practitioners.
This subject is for you if you have an interest in caring for young children.
The certificate is assessed in the workplace, through written work and an externally marked assignment.
Your tutor will advise you of any additional costs at the start of the course. Students are allocated a certain amount of free printing, after which a small fee will be incurred.
5 GCSE passes at grade C/grade 4 or above, ideally including English and Maths (some subject areas may require higher grades than grade C/4 in a specific subject), or for progressing students successful achievement of a level 2 vocational qualification.
This qualification is an excellent route into employment as an Early Years Educator working in a variety of settings; the course also provides you with UCAS points which allows you to progress to university to study courses such as Early Childhood Studies, Teaching and many more.
Alternatively you may be able to progress onto the Early Years Foundation Degree at Brooklands College when you have gained experience in an early years setting.
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