What is involved in studying this course?
You will be required to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of early years education and care, including:
- Supporting and promoting children’s early education and development, planning and providing effective care and learning that enables children to progress and prepares them for
- Making accurate and productive use of assessment, developing effective and informed practice
- Safeguarding and promoting the health, safety and well-being of children
- Working in partnership with the key person, colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals
To achieve this, you must achieve 64 credits from the mandatory units:
- Developing effective study skills
- Promoting partnership working with parents
- Modelling, promoting and supporting positive behaviour with children
- Principles of safeguarding policies and procedures in early years settings
- Promoting diversity, equality and inclusion in the early years sector
- Working in partnership with colleagues and other professionals in early years settings
- Planning and implementing activities, play opportunities and educational programmes in an early years setting
- Promoting children’s health and welfare in an early years setting
- Promoting the health and safety of children
- Promoting children’s speech, language and communication development
- Supporting organisational requirements for recording, storing and disclosing information and providing reports in an early years setting
- Supporting children’s creative and imaginative play and experiences
- Supporting children experiencing transitions and significant events in the early years sector
- Continuous professional development using reflective practice in the early years sector
- Child development from conception to 7 years
- Observation and assessment in the early years sector
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 your knowledge and understanding, using methods such as direct observation, oral and written questions and case studies. There are also four externally moderated City & Guilds assignments, which include a longitudinal study.
Do I need to be working to take the qualification?
Yes, you will need to be working in an appropriate setting as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills. In some instances, volunteering or work placement may be acceptable but will need to be discussed before entry on an individual basis.
What is the age range of this qualification?
Age range gives focus to early years, with both qualifications requiring competency assessment of 0–5 years and knowledge of 0–7 years.
Is this course funded via an Advanced Learner Loan?
Yes, this course qualifies for an Advanced Learner Loan. Please visit our Money Management Service for further details.
There is no longer a requirement for Maths and English GCSEs. You will need to achieve a Level 2 functional skill if not previously attained.
For further information, please contact Karen Ashley:
Course information last updated: Friday 3rd April 2020 @ 7.30am (11 minutes ago)