Early Years and Primary Teaching Pathway - Level 3

Course Code: SE1FE342

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Start DateLocationDuration
03/09/2018Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Course Overview

Develop the skills and knowledge needed for a rewarding career as an early years practitioner. This two-year course covers all aspects of children’s learning and development, with a 750-hour work placement providing valuable practical experience to support your chosen career aspirations. Previous students have been accepted for Norland Nanny School and ventured abroad as children’s resort representatives. The course also provides the required 168 UCAS points needed to progress to degree-level to study disciplines such as learning and teaching support, and/or to eventually qualify as a primary school teacher.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you need to have an English GCSE (minimum grade 4/C) or Functional Skills English at level 2. You also need GCSE Maths (minimum grade 3/D) or Functional Skills Maths at level 2.

You will also need to have a clear DBS as this is needed for your work placement.

A level 2 childcare qualification is desirable but not essential.

Qualification Obtained

Certificate in Childcare and Education

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

This is a full-time course, involving 3 days a week spent at College and 2 days a week on work placement in a childcare or nursery setting. We will also expect you to spend 3 hours a week on independent learning.

At College, teaching is delivered in groups and supported by group activities and discussions. One-to-one support is also provided to help with completing written assignments.

When you start the course we will assign you a progress tutor who will support you throughout your time here. Their role is to help you in setting academic and personal targets, identifying career plans, developing employability skills and monitoring your progress to make sure you realise your full potential.

Work Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

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