This is an introductory qualification if you are interested in working with children or in the health and social care sector.
You will cover the following units:
If you wish to progress to a level 2 qualification will complete a placement in a pre-school at the end of the year.
This is a full-time level 3 qualification designed to build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas. Successful students may progress to the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare & Education (Early Years Educator)
If you enjoy working with young children, then this introductory qualification begins to look at several aspects of caring for children including play and safety and it also begins to explore what it is like to work in the childcare sector.
This programme is for those who wish to develop the appropriate knowledge and understanding required for working in the Early Years sector. During the course of this three year degree, you will study and develop:
Modules will include: Child Development; Safeguarding; Atypical development; Curriculum policy; Children’s rights; leadership and management; academic and research skills.
This degree has been approved as being ‘full and relevant’ by the National College for Teaching and Leadership, and meets the Early Years Educator criteria at levels 4 and 5 and is validated by the OU. This classroom based full time degree runs for 3 years.
You will work both in the classroom and in the workplace to develop your skills and understanding across the following topics:
If you have not yet achieved a GCSE Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, you will be required to attend GCSE resit sessions (if you achieved grade 3/D) or functional skills sessions (if you achieved grade 2/E or below).