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What is involved in studying for this course?
This qualification meets the needs of candidates who work or want to work in a wide range of children and young people’s settings covering the age range 0-7 years.
This qualification has been designed to provide a broad understanding of the
children and young people’s workforce sector and an introduction to the
practical skills and knowledge required.
It allows learners to learn, develop and practise selected skills required for progression in the sector.
Topics covered will include:
• Exploring roles and development opportunities in early years settings
• Child development from birth to 7 years
• Safeguarding babies and young children in early years settings
• Supporting health and safety in early years settings
• Promoting well-being in early years settings
• Supporting effective communication in early years settings
• Supporting activities, purposeful play and educational programmes
• Understand how to support children with special educational needs and/or disabilities
• Working with parents, colleagues and other professionals in early years settings
How will I be assessed?
You will be required to complete a portfolio of evidence and will be assigned an experienced, qualified assessor who will assess your competency in the real work environment, together with knowledge and understanding using methods such as direct observation, oral and written questioning and case studies.
Do I need to be working to take the qualification?
Yes, you will need to be working in an early years setting as you will need to demonstrate competence in both knowledge and skills. In some instances, you may be accepted onto the course if you are volunteering or undertaking a work placement role and this can be discussed and agreed on an individual basis prior to application.
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Funding and Financial Support Options
This course may have a variety of funding options available to you including:
- Benefit Waiver
For more information about this course please email [email protected].
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