About this course
This qualification will prepare you for working with children between birth and five years, with knowledge of children up to seven years. The course covers a wide range of knowledge and skills development in early years. It is designed to meet the government guidelines for the Early Years Educator.
The course takes place fortnightly; however the alternative week can be used for independent study making full use of the college resources with additional assessor support available by appointment.
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What you will learn
This qualification is divided in to the following four themes:
- Introducing the role of the early years practitioner
- Legislation, framework and professional practice
- Play development and learning for school
- Professional development
Within these themes there are a number of units including:
- Support physical care routines for children
- An introduction to the role of the early years practitioner
- Understand how to work in partnership
- Understand legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children
- Use legislation relating to the health and safety of children
- Use legislation relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice
- Understand how to plan to meet the needs of the developing child
- Supporting children’s play
- Support children’s play in early years
- Support the needs of the child in preparing for school
- Supporting children’s development
- Use observation, assessment and planning
- Support children’s positive behaviour
- Engage in professional development
The early year’s team deliver a course which is differentiated to meet all individual learning styles and provide equality of opportunity for all learners.
All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task set by CACHE.
You will need to be working, volunteering or on a practical placement for a total of 10 hours or 3 sessions a week as an important part of the assessment process involves evaluating skills in real working situations. Additionally a DBS will be required by the setting and may incur an additional cost.
A letter from your placement supervisor/manager on headed paper and/or company stamped stating their support for the training and assessment process is required prior to any enrolment process taking place.
NOTE: although there are no specific GCSE entry requirements for this course it is advisable to study GCSE English and maths alongside your course to attain the required A*-C grades for future Level 3 progression.
You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto the course.
Dates, times & fees
|Start Date||Course Times||Duration||Campus||Fees|
|11/09/18||18:00 - 20:00 (Tuesday)||1 year||Main campus||£900*|
|15/01/19||18:00 - 20:00 (Tuesday)||1 year||Main campus||£900*|
- Level 3 CACHE Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)