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Child Care

Below is a list of the Child Care currently offered by the college:

About the course:

This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to work within an Early Years Setting. This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and over and it is design to equips learners with the experience , knowledge, understanding and skills that a level 2 early years practitioner needs to demonstrate to be considered qualified to support young children from birth to 5 years old.

This qualification meets the Early Years Practitioner (EYP) criteria, for the purposes of the staff: child ratios at level 2 in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Course Structure:

To achieve the Level 2 Diploma students must obtain a minimum of 38 credits QCF credits

Course Content: 

  1. Development of Children within an Early Years Setting
  2. Wellbeing of Children within an Early Years Setting
  3. Health and Safety for Children in an Early Years Setting
  4. Protection of Children in an Early Years Setting
  5. Support the Planning and Delivery of Activities, Purposeful Play Opportunities and Educational Programmes
  6. Partnership Working within an Early Years Setting

Entry requirement

There is no formal entry requirements needed to undertake this qualification. However, we advise that students must have a GCSE grade D and above in Maths and English. Students will be required to take initial assessments prior to their place on the course being confirmed.

Do You Need To Be Working To Take The Qualification?

Yes, in order to take the qualification, the student will need to either be working, volunteering or on practical placements to demonstrate competence in both knowledge and skills.

Assessment Method:

The assessor will come to the workplace of the students, which is where the observation will take place. Prior to the observation, the assessor will assist in portfolio building and observations.

Qualification: Level 2 diploma in Early Learning and Childcare (Early Years Educator)

Course Mode: Part time

Progression route?

Through achieving this qualification you will be able to progress into employment working with children from 0 to 5 years in roles such as Early Years Educator, Nursery Nurse, Child Minder, and Preschool Assistant.
Learners could progress to further study or training such as:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Early Learning and Childcare (Early Years Educator)

Course Duration: Up to 12 Months

Start Dates: Every September /April. For those studying EYE through the apprenticeship route, there is no set time. Student can start the course at any time.

Course Costs: The course fee is £2,000.00. However, some students may be eligible for the loan facility which may be used to pay for the course. For more information about the loan, feel free to contact us. This fee does not apply to apprenticeship students

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover for the cost of textbooks needed for the course.

About the course:

This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to work in the Early Years sector. It provides the knowledge and skills required for Early Years Educators. It is suitable for those who work, or want to work within the Early Years sector in England and provides learners with an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and competence to care for children from birth to five years.

Course Structure:

To achieve the Level 3 Diploma students must obtain a minimum of 67 QCF credits.

Course Content: 

  1. Applying the early education framework
  2. Assessment planning in early years settings
  3. Continuing professional development for early years practitioners
  4. Equality, diversity and inclusion for early years practitioners
  5. Health, safety and security procedures in early years settings
  6. Personal care and wellbeing for children in early years settings
  7. Plan and lead activities and educational programmes
  8. Providing children with additional support in early years
  9. Safeguarding children in early year’s settings

Entry requirement

In order to complete the qualification, students must have a GCSE grade C and above in Maths and English. Students will be required to take initial assessments prior to their place on the course being confirmed.

Do You Need To Be Working To Take The Qualification?

Yes, in order to take the qualification, the student will need to either be working, volunteering or on practical placements to demonstrate competence in both knowledge and skills.

Assessment Method:

The assessor will come to the workplace of the students, which is where the observation will take place. Prior to the observation, the assessor will assist in portfolio building and observations.

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Early Learning and Childcare (Early Years Educator)

Course Mode: Part time

Progression route?

Through achieving this qualification you will be able to progress into employment working with children from 0 to 5 years in roles such as Early Years Educator, Nursery Nurse, Child Minder, and Preschool Assistant.

Learners could also progress to further study or training such as level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England)

Course Duration: Up to 12 Months

Start Dates: Every September /April. For those studying EYE through the apprenticeship route, there is no set time. Student can start the course at any time.

Course Costs: The course fee is £2,880.00. However, some students may be eligible for the loan facility which may be used to pay for the course. For more information about the loan, feel free to contact us. This fee does not apply to apprenticeship students

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover for the cost of textbooks needed for the course.

About the course:

The qualification is suited for those who have managerial, assistant managerial positions or work in the health and social care environment. It enables those that fall in the category to obtain a higher qualification level. The course provides students with the opportunity to further develop both their managerial and care skills whilst meeting the criteria needed to progress to become a manager in children’s homes, residential homes or domiciliary services.

Course Structure:

The course consists of mandatory and optional units. The programme pathways are tailored to the students work role and work setting

This course comprises of mandatory and optional units. Students are expected to obtain at least 90 credits in order to qualify for this award.
The criteria are as follows:

  1. All six units from mandatory group A totalling 30 credits;
  2. The core mandatory units (groups B1, C1, D1, E1, F1, G1) for the selected pathway;
  3. The remaining units to be chosen from the groups for the selected pathway

Course Content:

The mandatory units include the following titles:

  1. Professional Practice in Children’s Care
  2. Learning and Development Support Children’s Care
  3. Learning and Development in the Early Years
  4. Use and develop systems that promote communication
  5. Promote professional development
  6. Champion equality, diversity and inclusion
  7. Develop health and safety, and risk management
  8. policies procedures and practices
  9. Working in partnership
  10. Understand child and young person development
  11. Lead practice that supports positive outcomes for children’s development
  12. Develop and implement policies and procedures to support safeguarding

What are the entry requirements?

Student must hold a level 3 qualifications and GCSE grade C or functional skills level 2 in English.

Assessment Method:

Portfolio of Evidence. This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by awarding body
For this course, there are a variety of ways in which students will be assessed which are listed below. Each assessment format assesses your skills and progression throughout the course. Due to the nature of the course, you will be able to discuss and relate real experiences to your assessment.

    Modes of assessment include:
    1. Verbal questioning
    2. Direct observation
    3. Assignments
    4. Case studies
    5. Projects

Qualification:  Level 5 Leadership For Health & Social Care Services and Children’s & Young Peoples Services (England).

Course Duration: The course lasts for approximately 12 – 14 months. This varies due to the level of support required for each learner and previous experience.

Course Mode: Part time

Start Dates: Every September /April. For those studying Adult care through the apprenticeship route, there is no set time. Student can start the course at any time.

Progression route?

Through achieving this qualification you will be able to progress onto a managerial role and this qualification be accepted for registration and regulation. By taking the course, you will be able to show that you are consciously seeking professional development.

Course Costs:  The course fee is £4,670.00. However, some students may be eligible for the loan facility which may be used to pay for the course. For more information about the loan, feel free to contact us. This fee does not apply to apprenticeship students.

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional fees to cover for the cost of textbooks needed for the course.