- Promoting communication
- Promoting equality and inclusion in children and young people’s settings
- Engaging in personal development
- Principles for implementing duty of care
- Understanding child and young person development
- Promoting child and young person development
- Understanding how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people
- Supporting children and young people’s health and safety
- Developing positive relationships with children, young people and others involved in their care
- Working together for the benefit of children and young people
- Understanding how to support positive outcomes for children and young people
- The context and principles of early years provision
- Promoting learning and development in the early years
- Promoting children’s welfare and well-being in the early years
- Professional practice in work with children in their early years
- Supporting children’s speech, language and communication
- Longitudinal study
Applicants will need to be working in a child care environment (350 placement hours needed throughout the duration of the course). Learners will need to show competence in both theory and practice. Throughout your course you will need to spend a minimum time working with babies 0-1yr 11mths = 25 hours, toddlers aged between 2-2yr 11mths = 133 hours and pre-school children 3-5 years = 192 hours. Applicants will be initially assessed for English before being offered a place. However the following entry criteria also applies:
Applicants aged 16+ : will need to have either GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 or above or Functional Skills L2 in English/Maths, or be prepared to take these alongside their childcare course.
Applicants aged 19+: can apply for a 19+ Advanced Learning Loan, or can self-fund.
All Applicants must be aware that they must have achieved GCSE English and Maths at least at grade C/4 or Functional Skills Level 2 or above before the Level 3 qualification is deemed to be full and relevant and can be counted in their setting's ratio numbers.
Duration and Delivery
Funding for part of the course fees may be available from your local Early Years and Childcare Service.
Please apply online and you will be invited for an interview where any questions can be answered.
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