This course is ideal for people who want to work in the early years industry or progress to university-level courses with a Level 3 qualification. Over the two-year period, students will cover fourteen core and specialist units to enhance their knowledge of the world of working with children aged 0–8 years in a variety of settings.
You will be provided with the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge within a range of work-related contexts through weekly work experience placements. Students will be supported to develop their transferable interpersonal skills, including working with others, problem solving and independent research and study. These will help with progression into the work place or higher education establishments.
Students will spend two days a week undertaking vocational practice and three days in college studying a range of childcare, health, educational and developmental units. This course aims to allow you to develop both the practical skills and knowledge necessary to become a successful Early Years Educator. Topics studied range from child development to working with children with additional needs. Further information on the topics covered can be found on the College website – www.ludlow-college.ac.uk.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C), including English and Maths. Applications from mature students are also welcomed.
Where will my course lead?
The course is an ideal route for students who would like to enter professions such as children’s nursing, midwifery, teaching, nursery practitioner, family support worker, play therapist or child minding. Successfully completing this course will allow you to work unsupervised with children. You could also progress to a higher-level course at university such as Foundation Degrees, BA (Hons), BSc (Hons) or BEd Degrees, either specifically linked to careers such as primary teacher training, children’s nursing, midwifery, or another degree course with a view to a career in the care or education profession.
Please note: each of these career options are competitive and will have specific requirements which may be additional to this qualification. For example, if you want to be a teacher you must have GCSEs at grade 4 (or grade C) in English, Maths and Science. For some universities this might be increased to a grade 5 (or grade B).
Please note that the costs given below are subject to change.
The Additional Cost, payable to the College, is £100. You will be asked to pay this or to put arrangements in place to pay this, at enrolment. Additional Costs are incurred to support teaching, learning and assessment resources.
For Childcare and Education, this will include the DBS, hoodie and polo shirt required for placements and the textbook. We aim to give you a high-quality learning experience, fully preparing you for the next stage in your education or the workplace.
Please note: Fees are subject to change.
Tel: 01584 872846