• Child development
• Play and learning
• Health and well being
• Child health
• Understanding children’s additional needs
• Observation, assessment and planning
Assessment takes place through a range of assessment methods which include presentations, reports, professional discussions, work place assessments and project work. Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on a practical placement as an important part of the assessment process involves evaluating skills in the real working situations.You will complete 400 hours in a work placement.
This course is delivered at Quarry Hill Campus.
Most applicants will need 5 GCSEs with English and maths at grade 4 (C) or higher, a Higher Diploma (which is equivalent to 7 GCSE's at grade 4-9/A*-C), NVQ2 or Level 2 Diploma to merit grade with English and Maths at minimum grade 4 (C) or equivalent (L2 Functional Skills).
We would also take into account prior experience and general suitability for working in this sector. All applicants must have a successful interview and a satisfactory reference.
All candidates must be committed to working with young children and their families, be creative, energetic, have a sense of humour and a lively and outgoing personality. To work with children (under 18) or vulnerable adults, students may need to complete and enhanced disclosure check for the Disclosure and Barring Services ( Formerly CRB).The college will arrange this for you but if your course is not fully funded (ie; if you are not aged 16-18 or on certain benefits) then you will have to pay. The estimated cost of the DBS check is £44. Full details regarding payment and documents required will be provided prior to enrolment.
Due to Statutory Guidelines, If you will be undertaking placements involving caring for children aged under 8, you will need to complete a Disqualifications Requirements questionnaire for yourself and other members of your household. This will be discussed further with you at your interview.
On successful completion of the certificate, and to gain a L3 Diploma and EYE status learners will progress into their second year - the Level 3 Technical Diploma in Childcare and Education (EYE) which offers both university or employment progression.
At the end of this second year of study learners can achieve between 72 and 168 UCAS tariff points to allow them to continue into Higher Education. Alternatively if employment is the pathway of choice following the diploma year the learner will have gained a further 400 hours of work placement.