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Early Years Health Social Care

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Completion of this qualification provides you with an introduction to and a basic understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to care for young children, for example:

  • Knowing the support a young child needs to gain confidence through play
  • Understanding activities that will develop a child’s talking and listening skills
  • Understanding the role of a routine in the care of a young child
  • Knowing about the need for a healthy diet for a young child
  • Knowing about combining food to make up a balanced diet
  • Knowing how to respect and value children as individuals
  • Knowing the role of adults in supporting play and leisure activities in the community

Teaching is classroom based with a 2-3 week block placement at the end of the course in a day nursery or pre-school. Units studied might include: Confidence building for the young child through play; providing a safe and hygienic environment for a young child; routines; respecting and valuing children; children’s play and leisure activities.

This professional qualification is studied full-time and over the two years forms the full Early Years Educator qualification.
The Certificate, studied in the first year, is comprised of seven mandatory units, which cover the following key subject areas:

  • Child development from conception to 7 years
  • Children’s health and well-being
  • Providing safe environments for children
  • Play and learning
  • Children’s additional needs
  • Observation, assessment and planning

Completion of this qualification will equip you with knowledge, understanding and skills across a range of key subject areas, for example: the stages and sequences of child development, children’s needs in relation to emotional and physical well-being, the role of the early years practitioner in maintaining a healthy and safe environment for children, safeguarding children and child protection, theoretical approaches to play and learning, the role of play in relation to children’s learning and development, working in partnership to meet children’s additional needs, child observation and assessment. This qualification requires the use of techniques for evaluation, analysis and reflection.

Completion of the qualification is achieved through a mixture of classroom-based learning and experience in a Real Work Environment. All students complete a mandatory work placement each alternate week for which they are also assessed three times during the year. There is a placement co-ordinator who allocates placements in schools and nurseries. 

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.

Units include:

  • Children's health,
  • Safety,
  • Play,
  • Rights and responsibilities,
  • Children's routines,
  • Healthy living.

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:

  • The professional and practical skills and competencies that are required to work in a variety of Early Years contexts;
  • The leadership and management skills needed to promote good practice and to model appropriate values and beliefs in the workplace;
  • Self-awareness, reflection and evaluation skills necessary to be able to recognise and evaluate the impact of your practice on other people in your work setting;
  • An appropriate understanding of the regulatory and legislative framework for Early Years and to prepare to work within this framework;
  • Professional accountability and a commitment to lifelong learning;
  • Transferable skills at graduate level.

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.

This is a full time professional qualification which meets the criteria for employment within the childcare sector at Level 2.

Among the units you will study are:

  • Roles and responsibilities of the early years practitioner
  • Health and Safety of babies and young children in the early years
  • Safeguarding, protection and welfare of babies and young children in Early Years settings
  • Support care routines for babies and young children
  • Support the planning and delivery of activities, play opportunities and educational programmes
  • Support well-being of babies and young children for healthy lifestyles
  • Support the needs of babies and young children with Special Educational Needs and Disability
  • Promote positive behaviour in Early Years settings

Completion of this qualification will equip you with knowledge, understanding and skills across a range of key subject areas, for example:  the stages and sequences of child development, children’s needs in relation to emotional and physical well-being, the role of the early years practitioner in maintaining a healthy and safe environment for children, safeguarding children and child protection, and the role of play in relation to children’s learning and development.

Completion of this qualification is achieved through a mixture of classroom-based learning and experience in a Real Work Environment. All students complete a mandatory work placement for two days each week for which they are also assessed three times during the year. There is a placement coordinator who allocates placements in schools and nurseries. 

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