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  • Is this course for you?

    If you are passionate, enthusiastic and have a commitment to work with children then this is the course for you. You have the opportunity to study on one of the leading courses in early years’ education. As a provider of a well-recognised CACHE qualifications, we offer to share with you the expertise of a dedicated team who will lead you to achieve your qualified status.

    It is a two year course nationally recognised by all employers within the early years sector. If your goal is to learn and train to be the best you can be as an early years practitioner, then join us. The classroom environment will offer you the chance to develop knowledge and understanding, engaging in a variety of learning techniques that build on your character, skills and ability to work effectively as part of a team.

    You will become a member of an exciting team that shares one goal, and that is to support your achievement.

    The class room is just one area for your learning. You will also be spending two days a week in a nursery, primary school, or preschool. Gaining valuable experience and learning opportunities, working with qualified and experienced staff, observing children play, learn and develop, in their natural learning environment.

  • Required qualifications

    Qualifications are important as we want to make sure that you are making the right choice. The qualifications required are set by the level of the course for which you are applying as our aim is always to ensure that you are on the right path to achieve your career aspirations.

    For the level 3 course, you are required to have achieved 4 GCSE’s of which 2 must be maths and English, with at least two other subjects.

  • What skills will I develop?

    Join the early years team and embark on a two-year journey of exciting opportunities to develop many new skills. You will attend college for three days and a placement setting for two.

    In college, you will have the opportunity to develop skills in preparation for higher education and employment in the sector.

    Your course will be delivered through topics where you will develop a range of essential work skills such as; working as part of a team in the classroom supporting each other, learning from each other to achieve optimal learning and study skills such as research techniques, as well as developing creative resources to demonstrate your developing understanding of each new topic.

    You will develop effective communication skills both listening and speaking, being respectful and respected. Your academic writing skills will be improved with opportunities to explore news sites, journals, books and relevant internet sites which will then inform your assignment writing reading and referencing.

  • Careers

    After completion of this course you can become an:

    • Early years practitioner
    • Teaching assistant
    • Childminder
    • Nanny
    • Play worker

    Or you can progress on to higher education to achieve a degree in:

    • Primary school teacher
    • Nursery teacher
    • Child psychologist
    • Play therapist
    • Social worker
  • Work experience

    Your two days in placement will offer you the wonderful opportunity to experience the real world of employment in your chosen career of working with children. What better place could you learn the required skills to be an effective practitioner?

    Here you will develop many skills such as, how to be an employee with responsibilities and expectations such as, dress code, conduct, respect and confidentiality. You will develop effective communication techniques that will extend to young children, key workers and parents as you take your place as part of the team. You will develop responsibility for supporting children and staff, working with them and learning the trade with a qualified, experienced team. You will be introduced to policies and procedures that keep children safe and happy. You will learn observational skills and how to use the information to plan for each child’s development. You will develop relationships with children, know their interests, understanding how playing is another word for learning in a child’s world. Here, what you learn in the classroom, such as child development, will make sense as you observe it in practice.

  • English and maths

    As an employee there will be many skills that will support your success, such as skills in maths and English, therefore there will be opportunities for these skills to be practiced and developed. For example, you will use your skills in maths to demonstrate making formula feeds for different aged babies, we may look at and review statistics of immunisation trends using local data or calculating flooring required for a nursery room. You will be submitting assignments where your spelling, grammar and sentence structure will need to be correct.

    You will engage in class questioning and answering sessions as part of your learning and confidence building, eventually working in groups to present a topic. You will also be offered the opportunity access a training programme during tutorials called Century, that can establish your areas of difficulty and set a programme for you to improve those skills.

  • Other important information

    When you apply for the course you would have decided that you want to work with vulnerable children. To do this you will be required to apply for a DBS. This is a legal requirement to enable you to work in schools and nurseries, to keep children safe.

    You will also need to have the required attributes, such as excellent time keeping and attendance, being kind, patient, resourceful, respectful and hard working. You will need to ensure that you have all the relevant equipment to facilitate your learning in the classroom such as.

    • Folders 1 lever arch, 1 normal A4
    • Pens, pencils, stapler, staples, eraser, glue sticks, felt pens notebooks
    • Course book

    As an Early Years student, you will also be required to wear a uniform to placement. This uniform is promoted by schools and nurseries as acceptable dress code, as you will be working in a professional environment.

    • Black trousers (smart not jeans)
    • Flat soft shoes (no trainers)
    • A purple top that you can acquire from college with college logo, cost £ 9.99 each
  • Is this course for you?

    If you are passionate, enthusiastic and have a commitment to work with children then this is the course for you. You have the opportunity to study on one of the leading courses in early years’ education. As a provider of a well-recognised CACHE qualifications, we offer to share with you the expertise of a dedicated team who will lead you to achieve your qualified status.

    It is a two year course nationally recognised by all employers within the early years sector. If your goal is to learn and train to be the best you can be as an early years practitioner, then join us. The classroom environment will offer you the chance to develop knowledge and understanding, engaging in a variety of learning techniques that build on your character, skills and ability to work effectively as part of a team.

    You will become a member of an exciting team that shares one goal, and that is to support your achievement.

    The class room is just one area for your learning. You will also be spending two days a week in a nursery, primary school, or preschool. Gaining valuable experience and learning opportunities, working with qualified and experienced staff, observing children play, learn and develop, in their natural learning environment.

  • Required qualifications

    Qualifications are important as we want to make sure that you are making the right choice. The qualifications required are set by the level of the course for which you are applying as our aim is always to ensure that you are on the right path to achieve your career aspirations.

    For the level 3 course, you are required to have achieved 4 GCSE’s of which 2 must be maths and English, with at least two other subjects.

  • What skills will I develop?

    Join the early years team and embark on a two-year journey of exciting opportunities to develop many new skills. You will attend college for three days and a placement setting for two.

    In college, you will have the opportunity to develop skills in preparation for higher education and employment in the sector.

    Your course will be delivered through topics where you will develop a range of essential work skills such as; working as part of a team in the classroom supporting each other, learning from each other to achieve optimal learning and study skills such as research techniques, as well as developing creative resources to demonstrate your developing understanding of each new topic.

    You will develop effective communication skills both listening and speaking, being respectful and respected. Your academic writing skills will be improved with opportunities to explore news sites, journals, books and relevant internet sites which will then inform your assignment writing reading and referencing.

  • Careers

    After completion of this course you can become an:

    • Early years practitioner
    • Teaching assistant
    • Childminder
    • Nanny
    • Play worker

    Or you can progress on to higher education to achieve a degree in:

    • Primary school teacher
    • Nursery teacher
    • Child psychologist
    • Play therapist
    • Social worker
  • Work experience

    Your two days in placement will offer you the wonderful opportunity to experience the real world of employment in your chosen career of working with children. What better place could you learn the required skills to be an effective practitioner?

    Here you will develop many skills such as, how to be an employee with responsibilities and expectations such as, dress code, conduct, respect and confidentiality. You will develop effective communication techniques that will extend to young children, key workers and parents as you take your place as part of the team. You will develop responsibility for supporting children and staff, working with them and learning the trade with a qualified, experienced team. You will be introduced to policies and procedures that keep children safe and happy. You will learn observational skills and how to use the information to plan for each child’s development. You will develop relationships with children, know their interests, understanding how playing is another word for learning in a child’s world. Here, what you learn in the classroom, such as child development, will make sense as you observe it in practice.

  • English and maths

    As an employee there will be many skills that will support your success, such as skills in maths and English, therefore there will be opportunities for these skills to be practiced and developed. For example, you will use your skills in maths to demonstrate making formula feeds for different aged babies, we may look at and review statistics of immunisation trends using local data or calculating flooring required for a nursery room. You will be submitting assignments where your spelling, grammar and sentence structure will need to be correct.

    You will engage in class questioning and answering sessions as part of your learning and confidence building, eventually working in groups to present a topic. You will also be offered the opportunity access a training programme during tutorials called Century, that can establish your areas of difficulty and set a programme for you to improve those skills.

  • Other important information

    When you apply for the course you would have decided that you want to work with vulnerable children. To do this you will be required to apply for a DBS. This is a legal requirement to enable you to work in schools and nurseries, to keep children safe.

    You will also need to have the required attributes, such as excellent time keeping and attendance, being kind, patient, resourceful, respectful and hard working. You will need to ensure that you have all the relevant equipment to facilitate your learning in the classroom such as.

    • Folders 1 lever arch, 1 normal A4
    • Pens, pencils, stapler, staples, eraser, glue sticks, felt pens notebooks
    • Course book

    As an Early Years student, you will also be required to wear a uniform to placement. This uniform is promoted by schools and nurseries as acceptable dress code, as you will be working in a professional environment.

    • Black trousers (smart not jeans)
    • Flat soft shoes (no trainers)
    • A purple top that you can acquire from college with college logo, cost £ 9.99 each

Apply for a course

  • Certificate for the Early Years Educator Level 3 (FCFJ)

    Code: QCF3CCC-Y1

    Start Date: September

    Full Time: 36 Week(s)

  • Certificate for the Early Years Educator Level 3 (FCFJ)

    Code: QTF3CCC-Y1

    Start Date: September

    Full Time: 36 Week(s)