Industry Excellence Academy – Education and Childcare (Early Years Practitioner)

Certificate Childhood Studies

Course Details


Qualification
Certificate
Subject Area
Childhood Studies
Level
2
Age Group
16 - 18
Locations

Openshaw Campus
(Full Time - )

Leaflet Code
L8409

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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 and understanding essential to the early years and childcare sector.

Topics include:
• Child development
• Play and learning
• Exploring legislation
• The role of the childcare practitioner
• Nutrition
• Physical development and physical activity
• GCSE/functional skills maths (if not already achieved).

You will also receive accredited first aid training and industry visits from experts within the sector.

This course also includes a minimum of 120 hours industry placement. You will complete two-days per week during term time.
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.

4 GCSE's grade 4-9 including GCSE English or Functional Skills L2 in English.
Successful completion of a three-week summer school.
Initial assessment during summer school programme
Satisfactory DBS application

This course will be assessed through assignments, presentations, assessments and observations.

Upon successful completion of this qualification, learners will be able to progress onto the Level 3 T Level in Education and Childcare.
Career opportunities include working in nurseries, schools and other learning environments for children.

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If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.

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Childhood Studies

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