Level:Course Type:
TBCFull-time Vocational

You will need Level 2 childcare qualification or similar, a suitable standard of maths, Englsih as well as high levels of motivation and excellent communication skills.

Enhanced DBS clearance is essential - you must have the ID evidence required to apply for this (please ask for further information in our help hub).

Study levelCostAdditional fees
19+please enquireYou will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.

All units will be internally assessed and quality assured. Progress will be evidenced through a portfolio of evidence developed using a range of methods including practical assessments, observations, written assignments and tasks.

English and maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your chosen career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or english at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

As this diploma confirms occupational competence, a placement is essential to give you the skills to support your learning, and this will be timetabled into your study programme.

The course is full time and includes time for a mandatory placement in a school setting.

This qualification will provide an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children or young people in primary, secondary or special schools. It includes learning about children and young people’s development, safeguarding their welfare, and communication.

It is full and relevant and confirms competence in an occupational role to the standards required.

You will study a range of units including:

Communication and professional relationships
Child development
Safeguarding
Health and safety
Equality, diversity and inclusion
Personal development
Promoting positive behaviour
Supporting learning and assessment

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