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This qualification covers a range of key subject areas that provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to care for and educate children aged between 0 and 11 years 11 months old. There are 6 units. Child development from birth to 11 years 11 months Knowledge Play and learning Knowledge Exploring legislation Knowledge The role of the childcare practitioner Knowledge Nutrition Knowledge Physical development and physical activity
How will I know how I am doing?
A variety of assessment methods will be used to measure your progress from your start point and against your expected outcomes and target grade. These may include practical tasks and assessments, written assignments, performance reviews, presentations and discussions.
Progress will be discussed with your tutor and other delivery staff on the programme.
What do I need to join?
As well as having a keen interest in the subject area, learners will need to possess GCSE grade 3 in both English and Maths.
Learners will need to show a positive attitude towards working with children and young people, and be committed, punctual and demonstrate an enthusiasm for learning and taking on new ideas and skills.
Maths & English
A key requirement for future progression and employment is a good understanding and application of knowledge and skills in both English and maths.
Learners who are enrolled on this course will also, as part of their overall programme of study, be enrolled on GCSE English and Maths in order to progress towards gaining GCSE grade 4 in both subjects.
We aim to provide you with the skills required to be able to progress into further study and training or employment upon completion of your programme of study.
Key attributes required by employers are that individuals be reliable, motivated, presentable, organised, articulate, and caring.
We work on all these areas throughout the duration of your programme of study, and your tutor(s) will provide feedback on progress made, as well as areas for development.
This qualification has a minimum requirement of 120 work placement hours. However, we recommend learners undertake at least 200 work placement hours.
Our Work Placement Team will assist learners in gaining a placement and ensure that you are on track to achieve, whilst liaising with your course tutors to ensure that the opportunity to practice necessary employability skills is available at college.
What can I do next?
Learners who successfully complete the programme can either gain an apprenticeship, enter the industry or continue with their studies through to Level 3.
What are my career options?
This is a Level 2 programme to support you in preparing for your next step, either studying Level 3 to gain your Early Years Educator status or moving into employment with training.
Course information last updated: Thursday 15th April 2021 @ 8.30am (5 hours ago)