Early Years and Teaching courses
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Caring for Children, Certificate
What will I do on this study programme?
You will gain a broad understanding of the childcare sector and start to develop the knowledge and skills you need. You will also be offered a work placement to experience real work practice and demonstrate your skills.
You will cover a number of units, which will include planning a safe childcare environment, healthy eating, creative activities, physical play and supporting children’s learning through everyday experiences. You will also develop your English and maths skills to the level that most employers look for. This course will give you practical skills, confidence and employability within the early years sector.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through written coursework, presentations and practical experiences.
What options do I have after successfully completing?
This study programme is a stepping stone to further education at Level 2, a traineeship or an apprenticeship. However, the personal, social and work skills that you will gain will support your employment opportunities in all areas.
A genuine interest in working with people is an absolute necessity. You do not need any academic qualifications but must be reliable, motivated and caring. On enrolment you will be required to undertake a DBS check, which the College will pay for.
Occupations related to Caring for Children, Certificate
Primary or nursery education teaching professional
Primary (and middle school deemed primary) and nursery education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction to children at all levels up to the age of entry into secondary education.
Employment in region: 10,365 positions
Special needs education teaching professional
Special needs education teaching professionals organise and provide instruction at a variety of different levels to children who have emotional, behavioural or learning difficulties or physical disabilities. These professionals may also work with exceptionally gifted pupils.
Employment in region: 1,813 positions
Nursery nurse or assistant
Nursery nurses and assistants care for children from birth up to seven years of age in day or residential nurseries, children’s homes, maternity units and similar establishments.
Employment in region: 3,495 positions
What Our Students Say
Jasmine Cardwell, Early Years
“The course has provided me with the opportunity to work in a variety of settings and meet lots of new people”
Former school: Worle
Course: Early Years
What next? Bethan achieved A*, A, B and will progress onto the UAL Foundation Art and Design degree at University Centre Weston.