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On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .


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L3 Childcare and Education with Early Years Level 3 | Technical Certificate in Childcare and Education

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The Technical Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator) prepares learners to become Early

Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years. there are 16 units studied over the two years:

  • Unit 1: Child development from conception to seven years
  • Unit 2: Children’s health and well-being
  • Unit 3: Providing safe environments for children
  • Unit 4: Child health
  • Unit 5: Play and learning
  • Unit 6: Understanding children’s additional needs
  • Unit 7: Observation, assessment and planning
  • Unit 9: Supporting emergent literacy
  • Unit 10: Supporting emergent mathematics
  • Unit 11: Preparing for school readiness
  • Unit 12: International perspectives
  • Unit 13: Reflective practice for professional development
  • Unit 14: Professional partnerships in Early Years
  • Unit 16: Professional Practice Portfolio

How will I know how I am doing?

This course is assessed internally using a variety of methods such as; essays, posters, displays, presentations, observation records, planning documents and discussions. there is also an external controlled assessment over 20 hours. Learners are also assessed through observations in their placement.

What do I need to join?

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including Maths and English. A good reference from an early years setting and an academic establishment. You will also need a clear DBS Certificate. If you wish to go on to train as a Primary teacher you will also need GCSE Science.

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Learners will have the opportunity to study Makaton and Paediatric First Aid alongside their course. They partake in Forest School-type activities and attend sessions guest speakers from the industry. Agencies and setting managers advertise directly to the College and offer training in writing CVs and interview techniques.

Work Experience

Learners will spend two days a week in placement and three block weeks completing 750 hours by the end of their second year. Placement will be in a variety of early years and school settings. This is required to achieve the Early Years Educator status and license to practice. Learners are expected to find their own placements but support is available from the placement assessors.

What can I do next?

Upon achievement of this qualification it is intended that learners will be able to access Higher Education or enter the workforce as Early Years Educators. This qualification confers the licence to practice as an Early Years Educator. This qualification has the following UCAS Points - D - 72, C - 96, B - 120, A - 144, A* - 168. At Higher Education learners can study Primary Teaching, Childhood Studies, Early Years and many other Social Sciences.

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course information last updated: Friday 1st July 2022 @ 12.05pm (11 hours ago)

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