This course is designed for people who want to work with children and young people, preparing them for employment within Early Years and play work settings, or as a teaching assistant. The course has been developed with input from professionals working within the sector to ensure that it is industry relevant. You will study a range of units including Academic Study Skills; Child Development: Early Years; Child Development 8+; Equality and Diversity in Practice; Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning; The Curriculum Early Years, Work Related Learning; Atypical Development; Professional Developmen; Safeguarding; The Curriculum 7 years+; Work-Based Learning; and Working with Parents and Families. Students who start on this course must already be in a paid or voluntary placement in a childcare related setting. This will provide you with the opportunity to experience the real working environment within your chosen setting.
The validating body for this course is NCG
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70-80 UCAS points GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C/9-4 To apply for this course you must be aged 18 or over on 31 August in the year when you will start the course
You will learn through a dynamic mix of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work, reflective accounts and research, and be expected to devote approximately 12 hours per week to independent study. You will be assessed through research projects, presentations, examinations and assignments such as a personal development portfolio collated using examples from your work placement.
Aims of the course
To give you the knowledge, skills and experience you need to work within an Early Years or play work setting, or as a teaching assistant
You will be able to progress on to further study (such as a top-up degree), or directly into employment as a nursery nurse, advisor, family support worker or teaching assistant.
You'll learn at our £41m state-of-the-art campus which offers an innovative learning environment and specialised facilities.
Possible job roles include nursery nurse, advisor and family support worker, and teaching assistant within primary and secondary education, as well as positions in voluntary, statutory and private services for children and young people.