Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 Year 3 Full-Time Ashington Main Campus Full-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

This course prepares students to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years (and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years).

Upon achievement of the qualification it is intended that students will be able to access higher education or enter the workforce as Early Years Educators.

Students must be at least 16 years old. The requirement for Level 3 Early Years Educators (EYE) to hold GCSE English and maths 9-4, has also been broadened to Level 2 qualifications, including Functional Skills.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits. There is a recommended textbook for the course and access to a PC, although not essential, is beneficial.

You will build a portfolio of evidence for all internally assessed units (14 mandatory units) which relate to your placement unit, this is to show your practical competence alongside your knowledge and understanding. Students must achieve the D grade or above for each unit and are encouraged to work to a high standard. All evidence is assessed and marked with valid and accurate feedback to support your progression.

You will also complete two mandatory Controlled Assessments; these are externally marked from NCFE/CACHE and require a D grade or above to pass.

Teaching and learning within your study are varied with both practical and theory elements.

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, this will be a mandatory part of your study.

Voluntary placement (750 hours) in an early years setting is a mandatory plart of the course over the year of study.

To support enrichment and learning experiences we have strong links with employers and settings in the community and surrounding area, and offer visits, guest speakers and events throughout the course.

This is a 2 year course where you will be in college 3 days and a practical placement for 2 days per week.

This qualification prepares students to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.

Upon achievement of this qualification students will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators or access Higher Education, for example Primary School Teaching, Psychology Degrees or Paediatric Nursing.

This qualification offers progression from the Technical Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education (Yr 1). Upon achievement of the Technical Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education it is intended that learners will be able to access higher education or enter the workforce as Early Years Educators.

UCAS Points: This qualification has the following UCAS Points -
D - 72, C - 96, B - 120, A - 144, A* - 168.

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