Whether you want to work with children as a fully qualified early years practitioner in an early years setting, progress to university to train as a teacher or progress to another field within the early years sector this is the right course for you. You will be taught by industry experts who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the education and childcare course. The qualification carries license to practice, which means you will be qualified at Level 3, to work unsupervised with children.
What will I learn?
You will learn all the key aspects of child development and how to support children's development through practical activities. How to support equality and promote diversity with children, how to work with families and professionals and how to support children with special educational needs and disability.
As part of the course, you will participate in 750 hours of placement in an early years setting. This will enable you to become confident in your work with children. Universities are very positive about the quantity and quality of the placement hours you will gain, as you will start your higher education journey with key skills that other applicants do not have.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
You will be assessed through coursework, observations in placement and examinations.
You should have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Mathematics and English.
Alternatively, you should have passed a relevant Level 2 qualification with at least a Merit grade and GCSE passes in English Language and Mathematics at grade C/4 or above.
T Level programmes follow GCSEs and are a qualification for students aged 16-18 at the start of the course. Our T Levels are not available to adults at this time.
Additional Costs and Information
You will be expected to join in course trips to other organisations and exhibitions and this may involve costs for travel and entry fees.
What Could I Do Next?
Employment in an early years setting, teaching assistant, university to train in many early years pathways including teacher training.