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Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care - Full Time  


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Course NameStart DateEnd DateDayAttendanceSite  
Early Years Practitioner Diploma Level 202/09/201926/06/2020Monday - FridayFull-TimeStephenson College - Coalvillealternate textAvailable for applications

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Course Overview
This study programme is designed for individuals who would like to work with children in day nurseries, schools or playgroups. The qualification will prepare you for understanding the skills needed to care for and educate children between 0 -11 years and 11 months. The learning experience will be reflective of the current structure and expectations of the childcare sector, and you will have the opportunity to put theory into practice by carrying out relevant activities in a variety of placements with childcare providers. You will also gain the qualification required for progression to the Level 3 Early Years Educator( Diploma)

What Qualifications Or Experience Do I Need?
Ideally you will need 4 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above or a Level 1 HSC qualification/Pathways to Employment

How Long Is The Course?
1 Year

What Will I Learn?
During the study programme you will learn about child development, child observation, safeguarding and the theories behind structured and informal play. You will also develop knowledge about the legal framework in which early years settings must operate and what is best professional practice in working with children. You will complete two placements one in a school and one in an early years setting to gain a total of 200 hours experience which is a compulsory requirement of this qualification. As part of your programme you will get the chance to develop your English and Maths skills and depending on your previous results take qualifications in these subjects.

How Will I Learn?
Vocational and professional qualifications are taught through college based theory and practical lessons with further learning and understanding developed via directed self-study.

How Will I Be Assessed?
Assessments consists of internally set coursework and assignments as well as a short answer exam.

Where Could This Course Lead To?
Students generally progress onto the level 3 EYE course /HSC/STL or move into full-time employment. Typical areas of employment include working in nursery or primary school settings.

Attendance Mode
Full Time

Course Type
Full Time & Part Time

Subject Area