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Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care (QCF) Level 2 at New College Telford

Course description

This course will suit you if you want a course that is relevant to life and experiences and who have an interest in working with children. Assessment is predominantly coursework based.

Course content

Unit 1 - Understanding Children's Development: - Knowledge of child development is fundamental to all work with children and this unit enables you to gain understanding of development from 0-2 years, 3-5 years. You will find out how children develop in overall terms of growth and development, and different aspects of development physical, intellectual, emotional and social. - Understand the growth and development of children - Understand the role of observation of children's development in the workplace - Know how to observe children's development - Understand the importance of planning in supporting children's needs and development Unit 2 - Keeping Children Safe: - Gain an understanding of how to keep children safe. - Understand how to prepare and maintain a safe and secure environment for children - Know how to support the protection of children from abuse - Understand how to maintain the safety of children on outings - Know how to deal with accidents, illness and emergencies Unit 3 - Communication with Children and Adults: - The aim of this unit is to introduce you to the importance of interpersonal interaction in child care settings and encourage you to develop your own interpersonal skills in preparation for potentially working in the child care sector. - Understand the key features of effective interpersonal communication - Understand how to interact and communicate with children - Understand how to interact and communicate with adults

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade D or above preferred including English Language or Level 1 / 2 vocational qualifications.

Future opportunities

Your options include studying at advanced level in related child development studies courses or you could progress to vocational courses and careers in a wide range of child care related fields.

Further information

This subject can be taken as part of a Level 2 programme of study.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Telford directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016
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    • Contact name:
    • Chris Wain
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01952 641892
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