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If you would like a career working with children and young people and have some relevant work experience then this course could get you started on your career.
This course provides an understanding of both the care and development of the child and their family in a variety of settings.
This qualification provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to enter the workforce, working under supervision within early years settings, in a variety of roles such as:
Our career pathways show you a typical route through the various stages of learning, what you will learn along the way and the careers these programmes could lead onto.
On this course you cover six mandatory units:
The teaching team select an optional unit too and you can gain qualifications in first aid and functional skills.
Combine theoretical study with practical experience as you prepare for a career in childcare. This certificate helps you to gain knowledge through observational studies, practical work with children and a range of classroom-based activities which combine theoretical and practical training.
Combining days at college with placement days in care settings, you will be encouraged to link the theory of care for children and young people with your developing practice.
English and maths are also integral as these skills are essential for your employability.
Assessment is via observation and examination.
I’ve completed placements at local day nurseries. My confidence and ability to manage workloads have also improved.”
You will need four GCSEs grade 3 (D) or above including English Language and Maths. A Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) check will also be required.
Applying for one of our programmes is easy.
You can apply for a vocational programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘apply now’ on your chosen programme page. You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.
As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).
Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.
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