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Childcare at Grimsby Institute

Course description

The childcare industry offers some of the most rewarding careers that you can enter into, so if you're patient, understanding and want to work in a fun and varied environment, then a childcare course at the Grimsby Institute could be perfect for you.

There are many different roles available in Childcare, ranging from managerial to hands-on assistant jobs and if you want to work with Children why not let us help you develop those natural skills and prepare you for a long and rewarding career.

Childcare courses begin by simulating a learner’s interest whilst encouraging their understanding of the skills required to care for children.

If you chose to study Childcare you will develop a range of skills that include; child development, first aid, communication and working with children in a variety of roles.

Course content

Childcare courses start with stimulating a learner’s interest in and encourage their understanding of the skills required to care for children, their development and play as
well as preparing for school.

Learners will study

  • child development
  • communication
  • work with children in a variety of roles.
  • child health
  • playing and learning
  • safeguarding
  • craft activities
  • supporting children learning literacy and numeracy

Work experience in a nursery or school is an important part of this course and will enhance learning in the classroom as well as improving confidence as well as future employment prospects.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for our courses depend on the specific requirements of each Programme of Study and an individual's previous experience, which will all be discussed during the interview process.

The following list offers a guide as to what you might be expected to achieve to gain entry on to a particular level of a course.

Entry Level 3 Programmes

No formal entry qualifications but subject to approval from the Foundation Learning Assessment Team.
 

Level 1 Programmes

GCSEs grade E to G or equivalent, including Foundation Awards and Entry Level Certificates.
 

Level 2 Programmes

Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above including Maths and English language OR Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above including Maths and English language and relevant subject qualification OR Minimum of Level 1 course in chosen subject at merit or above and English language and Maths at Level 1.
 

Level 3 Programmes

Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above including Maths and English language OR Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above including Maths and English language and relevant subject qualification OR Minimum of Level 2 course in chosen subject at merit or above and English language and Maths at level 2.

Future opportunities

  • Nursery Assistant
  • Early Years Teacher
  • Nursery Nurse
  • Nanny
  • Classroom Support Worker
  • Health Visitor
  • Play Worker

At UCG you could study for a Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies and then Top Up to the BA Early Year Childhood Studies, taking three years in total if studied full-time.

If you are thinking of studying further afield there are plenty of choices at universities across the UK, all these can lead you to a successful career in the sector.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grimsby Institute directly.

Last updated date: 10 May 2016

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