Course Details

  • This course is part of our Industry Excellence Academy and is designed to support your transition to T Levels. The course has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares you for your future career.

    Are you passionate about working with children? This qualification will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and personal abilities you need to support learning and development for children from birth to five years.

    You will learn in brand new, purpose built training facilities, including a nursery, baby room and sensory room.

    Topics include:
    • Child development
    • Equality and diversity
    • Safeguarding
    • Health and safety
    • Behaviour
    • Care routines
    • Roles and responsibilities
    • Planning and delivery
    • Promoting play
    • Wellbeing of babies
    • Physical activity
    • Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
    • Partnership working
    • Preparing for school.

    This course also includes an industry placement that you will complete for two-days per week during term time and you will also be assigned a named mentor.

    Those successful in gaining a place on the Transition Programmes will be eligible for the ‘T Award’, a package of benefits that includes:
    • £300 per year bursary*
    • Curriculum based incentives
    • Free branded work wear
    • Opportunity to take part in exciting college-wide competitions
    • Minimum 20% delivery by industry experts
    • Access to industry standard laptop* (as appropriate)
    • Minimum 15- day industry placement
    • Digital upskilling
    • Master classes
    • And much more
    *Subject to requirements including 95% attendance, positive attitude and grade profile

  • Four GCSEs at Grade 3 and above preferably including English and/or maths.

  • You will be assessed through multiple methods including:
    • Assignments
    • Practical work based observations
    • Portfolio work

In one of The Manchester College’s 19 Centres of Excellence you’ll develop the skills and gain the qualifications that you need to take the next steps towards your dream career.

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In our unique Industry Excellence Academy you’ll benefit from a programme of study that has been co-developed, and is co-delivered, with one of our industry partners.

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