Early Years | NCFE Certificate in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) | Level 3

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title NCFE LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN CHILDCARE AND EDUCATION (EARLY YEARS EDUCATOR)
Code FE0083-1C
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

Our early years department has an excellent track record of student progression to employment or University. You will learn about caring for children from birth to seven years of age, linking classroom theory with hands-on experience through regular work placements. This experience will provide you with the skills and confidence required for this challenging and rewarding industry. On completion of the second year of Level 3, you will have Early Years Educator status, allowing you to go into employment as an early years worker or apply for university to study teaching or childhood studies.

  • Fantastic links with local hospitals, pre-schools and schools
  • Work placements provide practical experience
  • Inspirational guest speakers
  • High progression rate to employment

Please note: This course take place at our East Brighton Campus.

Details

Course units

Topics include:

  • Child development and supporting physical care
  • Supporting children’s play
  • Safe environments
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Legislation
  • Two days per week in work placement

Entry requirements

At least four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English and maths.

Plus two references; one academic, one working with children; and an enhanced DBS.

If you do not have these trades, we have options for you. You can start on the Level 1, or Level 2 Diploma.

Your next steps...

After completing Year 1 of this Certificate in Childcare and Education (EYE) most students progress to Year 2, studying the Diploma in Childcare and Education (EYE). Upon completion of Year 2 most students go out to employment in a nursery, primary school or as a nanny or go on to university studying teaching or childhood studies.

You will need to complete 2 years to gain the Diploma and progress straight to work. Alternatively you can complete the Certificate (year 1) alone to gain UCAS points towards a place at University, this would be calculated alongside other subjects you already have.

After completing Year 1 of this Certificate in Childcare and Education (EYE) most students progress to Year 2, studying the Diploma in Childcare and Education (EYE). Upon completion of Year 2 most students go out to employment in a nursery, primary school or as a nanny or go on to university studying teaching or childhood studies.

Future careers include:

  • Nursery worker
  • Nanny
  • Nursery nurse
  • Teaching assistant
  • Primary school teacher
  • Social worker
  • Children's holiday rep