This course will help you develop your skills as an Early Years Practitioner. As part of your qualification you will gain experience in a range of early years settings, where you will be visited by our assessors who will carry out observations to show you have gained the skills required.
What Will I Study?
Topics covered can include:
Roles and responsibilities of the early years practitioner
Health and safety of babies and young children in the early years
Equality, diversity and inclusive practice in early years settings
Safeguarding, protection and welfare of babies and young children in early years settings
Understand how to support children’s development
Support care routines for babies and young children
Support the planning and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes
Promote play in an early years setting
Support wellbeing of babies and young children for healthy lifestyles
Support babies and young children to be physically active
Support the needs of babies and young children with Special Educational Needs and Disability
Promote positive behaviour in early years settings
Partnership working in the early years
Support the needs of the child in preparing for school
What Will I Need?
You will need:
To be aged 19 or older
Ideally, you will have a Level 1 qualification in a related subject
Enhanced DBS Check - we are able to advise you on how to apply for this, but you must pay for this in advance of work placements
All applicants must have an interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
You must have secured a work placement, ideally before the course begins, and definitely within the first 4 weeks of enrolling onto the course. As work placement is mandatory, you will not be allowed to continue after the first 4 weeks if you do not have a placement secured.
How Will I Be Assessed?
Assessment is through both formative and summative methods. Summative assessment is directly linked to the NCFE/CACHE standards, which are drawn from the National Occupational Qualifications for Child Development and Wellbeing. These will include the written work completed in lessons or at home, assignment tasks, reports from work placement providers and internal assessors of professional practice, targeted questions in lessons, group discussion and presentations.
What Will It Cost?
Entry Level, Level 1, Level 2
If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, your course will be FREE. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college, please click here for more information.
What Can I Do After?
This course will help you to move on to higher level courses, such as Early Years Workforce - Level 3 or an apprenticeship.
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