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Early Years Teaching CPLD National Diploma at Lytham Sixth Form College

Course description

This Children’s Play, Learning and Development (CPLD) programme was developed following significant changes in the national requirements for practitioners working with early years children. It features a variety of core and specialist modules, including Child Development, Supporting Children’s Language and Literacy, Safeguarding, and Reflective Practice, which provide the relevant occupational competence required to be early years educators or to become an early years teacher. This programme has a requirement of 750 hours in placement to develop practice in the sector. On successful completion, students will be equipped to progress to our own BA (Hons) Professional Practice in Early Years or to undertake teacher training in early years.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English or Maths. (Students with a grade D in English or Maths will be accepted, but must study this GCSE alongside this programme.) Applicants will also need to pass a DBS check.


Extended Diplomas are coursework rather than exam based.

Financial information

You could be eligible for a 16-19 bursary to help with education-related costs.

Further information

When filling in your application, we would be grateful if you would supply all the information we ask for as clearly as possible.Remember to include:- your full name, address and a contact number- the full name of the course/qualifications you’re applying for- the qualifications you have and/or are currently studying, including your predicted grades or grades already achievedYou will be invited for an interview, which is an informal opportunity to discuss your chosen course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lytham Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 10 September 2015
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