An Individual Learning Plan will be designed for your needs
Assigned a Personal Tutor and a Progress Tutor who specifically look after your pastoral and course requirements
The course also includes guest speakers and educational visits.
Assessments are in a variety of ways including discussion, displays, case studies, presentations, written work and practical assessments whilst at placement
Weekly work placement experience in a range of settings
An enhanced DBS is essential
Throughout the course, you will develop a range of skills and knowledge preparing you for progression into employment within the Early Years sector or onto level 3. Course units include;
Supporting physical care routines for children
Understand how to work in partnership
Understand legislation in relation to safeguarding, protection, health and safety and welfare of children
Equality and diversity
Supporting play and development
Supporting creative play
More than just a Course
If you are interested in a career working with children aged five and under in a variety of roles, Tameside College offers a range of courses to get you started in the rewarding career of the Early Years sector. The course combines work based training with college knowledge and you will attend a work placement setting for 1 day per week. This is an integral part of the course and you will complete a portfolio of evidence whilst you are on placement. The majority of the course is assessed through coursework.
Working with children can be a rewarding and challenging career; it requires enthusiasm and dedication, commitment and maturity. You should know you wish to work with children and develop new skills at both college and placement.
Learners can progress on to the Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) into employment or an apprenticeship. Learners often gain employment at the end of the course within a setting they have had a placement with. The course will give you the knowledge and skills to move forward into employment or level 3.
Alongside your core Childcare qualification you will study either GCSE or Functional Skills in Maths and English (if not already achieved at L2)
So that you can attend your weekly placement you will undergo and acquire an enhanced DBS check
Learners must have;
4 GCSE’s at D grade preferably English and Maths or working towards
Internal progression from Level 1 (with the required English and Maths grades)
You will be required to attend an interview and must be able to show your enthusiasm for working with children
On successful completion of this qualification you can progress onto:
Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)
Employment within the Early Years sector