This is the qualification children’s settings are expecting their staff to hold, which gives the opportunity for practitioners to work unsupervised

It is a two year course at Liskeard School and Community College

Students attend the college for three days each week to receive knowledge information

Students are in placements for two days each week to gain practical experience and for observations to be carried out

It is essential that students have a good standard of written English as there are several pieces of written work that need to be submitted throughout the course – you are expected to have 5 A* - C grades or equivalent at GCSE level including English and Science, or have successfully completed the Level 2 CYPW Certificate

A CRB check will be carried out and an interview will be conducted to gain entry onto the course, where you will need to supply two references

You will need to have some experience of being with children

In order to attain this qualification, students are assessed on their practical skills when working with babies and children – no theory exam – but students will have to produce independent written assignments

Entry onto the course is through interview, references, suitable qualifications and evidence of practical experience with young children

The qualification is made up of core/mandatory units and optional units

Units include Communication, Personal Development, Promoting Equality and Inclusion, Duty of Care, Understanding Child and Young Person Development, Safeguarding Wellbeing, Support Health and Safety, Developing Positive Relationships, Support Children’s Speech, Language and Communication, Working with Babies and Young Children, Promoting Physical Activity and Movement Skills, Promote Creativity and Creative Learning in Young Children, etc

This course can lead on to a relevant Level 4/5 qualifications and/or relevant Foundation/Honours Degrees.



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