Early Years Workforce - Level 3
Course Code: SC2FE218
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This qualification provides an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills required when working directly with children aged 0 5 years. It covers all aspects of work with children aged 0 5 years with additional knowledge regarding children 5 7 years.
To do this course you should have already completed a level 2 childcare qualification. You will also need written confirmation from a nursery/nurseries or early year provider(s) that they are willing to provide you with a weekly work placement (focused on the 0-5 years environment) throughout the course.
If you don't have at least GCSE Grade C or Functional Skills Level 2 Maths and English you may still start the course, however you will need to upskill these qualifications in order to achieve a full Level 3 Licence to Practice. We will support you in this.
Modules and Assessment
Teaching and Learning Methods
You will attend College for a 4.5 hour session each week. Some independent study is also required; your tutor will provide you with guidance on this.
Teaching is delivered in groups and supported by group activities and discussions. One-to-one support is also provided.
When you start the course we will assign you a progress tutor, who will support you in collating your written evidence, and an assessor, who will carry out at least eight workplace assessments. Your assessor will also engage you in professional discussions.
As part of the course, you will need to complete a long-term study on a child.
Work Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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