Course


Certificate/Diploma in Early Years Education

Study Level


Level 3

Course Code


CCEDFL3/AYR

Location


Great Yarmouth Campus

Lowestoft Campus

Duration


2 Years

FT / PT


Full-time

This more advanced childcare course is great if you want to work in childcare in a supervisory/management role and anyone who successfully completes the course will achieve a Licence to Practise at Supervisory Level.

The qualification can offer a route into university as you will also achieve UCAS points.

The course will support students to develop an understanding of the key aspects of childcare.

You will study:

  • Child development
  • Promoting safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Working with families
  • Professionals and professional practice

All students will be supported to complete a DBS check (formerly CRB) and will be supported to undertake a relevant childcare work experience placement. Examples are pre-schools, nurseries, schools or working with children with additional needs. The course requires an average of 400 (year 1) and 400 (year 2) hours of related work placement. You will also be supported to undertake a range of activities such as fundraising, teamwork activities and community projects.

Requirements

Five subjects at GCSE grade 4 or above (including English and maths)

Assessment

Assessment for the Level 3 will be through a range of assessment methods such as:

– Reports
– Essays
– Observations in work placement
– Portfolios of evidence

You will also be regularly observed in your work placement.

Progression

Students are supported to progress on to Degrees such as Children’s Care Learning and Development, Inclusive Practice or Teacher Training, or into related employment such as Early Years Educators or Family Support Workers. Former students are working in childcare settings such as pre-schools, nurseries, schools and hospitals.

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