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This part-time 1 year course is funded for over 18’s and will prepare you to become an Early Years Educator, giving you the skills to:
You will gain valuable 'hands-on' experience in our outstanding nursery classroom and will carry out a range of activities in this setting prior to commencing substantial work placement and during your course.
You will learn by a range of activities including practical activities, demonstrations and guest speakers, by having an individual learning plan, setting your own targets during tutorial sessions and by teachers ensuring there are opportunities for you to stretch and challenge your learning and development.
You will complete a range of assessments including poster and presentation work, assignments, case studies and projects.
You will follow a study programme to help you develop a range of skills that will support your progress to employment.
This will include:
We know how important it is you continue to develop your skills and knowledge of English and maths as this is what employers want their employees to be competent in. We will put a programme together which best meets your needs and will embed these subjects into your curriculum.
You are required to have English and Maths (GCSE grade 4 or equivalent) to practice as a Level 3 early Years Educator.
You are assessed through a portfolio of evidence which includes knowledge-based assignments and presentations. You will also have up to 3 observation assessments in placement.
Your teachers will be experienced and enthusiastic practitioners in the field and maintain their knowledge and skills by returning to practice at least once a year.
You will learn about a range of topics including health and well-being, legislation, frameworks and professional practice, play and learning for school readiness and professional development.
You must have practical experience in an early years setting two days per week or already be working in an early years setting.
We have excellent links with high quality placement providers and employers and you would develop all of the practical skills and knowledge employers are looking for and that will make you among the most highly prized in the jobs market.
You will work in a range of placement settings, essential for achievement of this qualification including nurseries, day nurseries and primary schools and with different age ranges of children.
We will enable you to develop the right work ethic, attitude and softer skills that can make a real difference to any organisation you join.
This course is free to those aged under 19 years old.
Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free course fees and there are grants and bursaries you can apply for to help cover the costs of coming to college, depending on your circumstances.
For one to one advice, contact our friendly team who will assess your individual circumstances and give you the right information. You can contact them on 0191 490 2246, [email protected] or via Live Chat. Or pop along to one of our Enrolment Events.
Whatever support you need, we’re here for you and will make sure you get the most out of your time at college.
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