What will I learn?
Upon completion of the 2 year programme learners will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators or access Higher Education such as a Primary Education Degree. You will also gain a ‘licence to practice’ at level 3 status.
Child development from conception to 7
Children’s health and well-being
Providing safe environments for children
Play and learning
Understanding children’s additional needs
Observation, assessment and planning
Supporting emergent literacy
Supporting emergent maths
Preparing for school readiness
Reflective practice for professional development
Professional partnerships in early years
Professional practice portfolio
You will have the opportunity to work alongside professional in a work placement two days a week, starting as soon as your DBS checks have arrived. Over the two years you will work in 6 different placements / age ranges of children.
What grades will I need?
Four GCSE’s at D/3 or above (including English and Maths)
How will I be assessed?
You will cover 16 units related to all aspects of Early Years education and care. You have to pass each unit to achieve the Diploma along with the professional practice portfolio which is carried out around the placements and complete two externally marked assessments under exam conditions.
Where will it lead me?
- Working in the early years sector
- University Degrees in : Primary Education, Play Therapist, Early Years Teacher, Children’s Social Worker, Child Psychologist
- Nursery Nurse
- Early Years Educator / Early Years Practioner
- Creche Leader
- Teaching Assistant
- Learning Support Assistant
- Primary Teacher
- Travel Company Play Leader
- After School Club Leader
- Special Needs Assistant/Teacher
- Children’s Activities Leaders
- Play Therapist
- Child Psychologist
- Children’s Social Work
- Key Worker
- Nursery Room Leader