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Introduction to Early Years Education and Care L2 Certificate at Bishop Auckland College

Course description

Childcare is a growing sector with thousands of job opportunities, leading to careers that can be extremely rewarding and diverse. Opportunities include working as a nanny, childminder, crche worker or nursery assistant as well as many other possibilities. We will help develop your skills to the highest level, whichever career path you choose.

Course content

A one year course, the content of which is divided into four themes-1) The Role of the Early Years practitioner, 2) Legislation, frameworks & professional practice, 3) Play, development & learning for school, 4) Professional development. Each theme is assignment based. All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. Work experience includes a minimum of 250 placement hours (2 days a week). Assessment of skill competency will take place in the real working environment.

Future opportunities

The course will give you a Level 2 qualification to work with Children from 0-5 years and knowledge up to 7 years.


What can I do when I finish?

Progression internally: You may be able to progress to the Level 3 Early Years Educator course. Employment opportunities: child and family centres; community nursery; nursery worker; day nurseries; and hospital nurseries. Child-minding, nanny work. Early Years Educators may also work in primary schools to support the work of teachers.

Further information

A college T. shirt to be worn in work placement. A CACHE Diploma Level 2 text book.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Auckland College directly.

Last updated date: 09 February 2016
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