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Introduction to Early Years Education and Care Level 2 at Tresham College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

A perfect stepping stone to get you on track for the Level 3 Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) study programme. You will study a range of core units, covering health and education of children from birth - 8 years, including the role of an early years practitioner, legislation framework and professional practice, play, development and learning, professional development, creative play and additional needs. You will be required to undertake two days a week in a practical placement where you will take on the role of an employee, working with children between 2-8 years of age.

Entry requirements

A range of GCSEs at D or above, including English, maths and preferably science, OR a Level 1 qualification in Working in Health, Social, Children and Young People’s Settings with a good reference and Level 2 English, maths and preferably science.


Written assignments and a work experience based assignment.

Financial information

You will need to complete a DBS check at your own cost, approx. £44.

Future opportunities

Level 3 Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) or Health and Social Care study programmes or an Apprenticeship programme.

Further information

Entry is subject to a successful interview. You must have a clean DBS check.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tresham College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2016
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    • Our brand new £36m Corby Campus continues to offer a range of vocational programmes training learners for employment in a number of specialist fields, including Construction, Catering, Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy and Engineering. In September 2011 new provision was introduced in Sport, Public Services, Computing, Business, Care and Early Years as well as a number of new Higher Education programmes.

      For the trades, Corby campus has a number of specialist engineering and construction workshops providing realistic working conditions with the most up to date equipment available for our learners. New technology includes a dedicated suite for AutoCAD training.

      The modern building includes dedicated learning pods for each of the different subject areas equipped with learning resources and computer facilities. A 3G astroturf similar to the one at the college's Kettering campus will also be utilised by the Sports and Public Services provision and will be available for hire by local orgainsations and sports teams.

      A state of the art fitness suite provides relevant training for sports science and fitness instructors and will open to learners and staff at the campus. Supported Learning Programmes are able to utilise the most up to date sensory equipment and aids to encourage independant living.

      The Skills for Life Workshop has now moved to the new campus for individuals to improve their basic Maths and English skills and English classes for speakers of other languages.

      Tresham Studios, the college's brand new hair and beauty salons in the Corby campus, offer an extensive range of hair, beauty and complimentary treatments at very competitive prices within realisitic working environments for learners to gain vital work experience. Daytime and evening appointments are available during term time.

      The Manor restaurant is Tresham's prestigious new training restaurant located in the beautiful historic Manor House building, just a short walk away from the new Corby campus. The fully licensed Manor Restaurant will be open to the public for morning coffee, lunch and evening meals. Speciality dinners and theme nights also take place throughout the year.