You will study 14 units over the two years of the course. These will include:

  • Child Development from conception to seven years

  • Children’s health and well-being

  • Play and learning

  • Observation, assessment and planning

  • Understanding children’s additional needs

  • Supporting emergent literacy and Mathematics

  • Reflective practice for professional development

  • Professional Practice Portfolio – this involves completing work at placement 

General College entry criteria applies. 

This course gives you the opportunity to be in College for three days a week and on work placement for two days a week. Over the two years you will have placements in a primary school, a private day nursery and a pre-school playgroup. Whilst at placement you will need to build up a professional practice portfolio to demonstrate your skills and knowledge when working with children.

This work will be supported in the classroom where you will discover theory to assist you with placement work. You will look at the importance of working in partnership with parents and other professionals. You will discover how children learn through play and how practitioners provide an enabling environment. In our vibrant learning environment you will have the opportunity to learn about good practice when working with children. 

Students are assessed by Internal assignments and external online tasks.  In each year of your course you will have an externally assessed task taken under exam conditions in the classroom. This is completed online with the use of resources which will be available to use in the room, as well as internet access to resources. 

This course offers a wide range of exciting pathways including working as an Early Educator/ Nursery Nurse. It also supports degree routes ranging from Early Years or Primary Teaching to Social Work. Some students have used this qualification to support applications for degrees in related fields including Disability Nursing and Counselling. 

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