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This study programme is designed for 16-19 year olds only (age 19-24 for students with an Education, Health and Care Plan). 

Please visit our Adult Education, Degrees and Employer section for alternative courses.

About the course

This qualification is designed to stimulate interest and encourage the learners' understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to care for young children.

 

The course is aimed at a range of learners, including young people needing to develop life skills as well as those who are thinking of working in childcare.

 

As well completing this course you will also be studying to achieve you English and Maths qualification as this a necessary requirement of working in an Early Years setting.

 

The course is full time and you will be in college three days a week. This course will support learners in preparing for the 'next steps' either in training or moving towards the world of work. There will also be an opportunity for learners to do some work experience to develop the skills that they learn on the course. Further progression routes will include Level 2 Early Years Practitioner.

Entry requirements

Entry is by interview. Applicants will need a grade 3 in GCSE English.

 

Government mandate from November 2021 states employees will need to have maths and English at either Functional Skills level 2, or GCSE grade 4 to be employed in this sector. 

I'm interested. What should I do now?

The first step is to make an application for the course you are interested in. You will have the opportunity to discuss the programmes and ask any questions you may have at the interview stage.

 

We look forward to hearing from you. 

Days & times

Starting September 2023


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