Completing this qualification will show that you have been trained to the highest of standards, equipping you with the best early years training available. This qualification is now the must-have qualification and leads to a licence to practise and the status of being an Early Years Educator. It will enable you to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.
This is a work-related course so work placements are a key part of your study. You will take part in placements working with children of different ages in a variety of settings for two days per week as well as longer block placements during the year.
The course also offers Professional interview experience and practical sessions that supports competency when caring for babies. In addition, there are many great opportunities to visit childcare professionals such as play therapists, health visitors and speech and language therapy teams so that you can fully understand all of the amazing roles within childcare settings.
A number of specifications will be changing and prospectus entries are based on information we have to date. This means that course content may be subject to change.
Assignments, portfolio tasks, case studies, external controlled assessments, reflective diaries and observations.
4 GCSEs at grade 4-9 (A*-C) including English + Maths
Upon achievement of this qualification learners will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators or access Higher Education. Job roles in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors include early year's practitioner in day nurseries, nursery schools and in primary schools, pre-school worker, community nursery nurses and nanny.