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Early Years Advanced Diploma at Newham College of Further Education

Course description

The Advanced Diploma in Early Years, is a BTEC qualification that can lead straight to university or into employment. While some aspects of this course are essential to study, there will be an option to choose from a variety of specialist topics depending on what interests you the most. Your knowledge and skills will also be enhanced by numerous activities outside the classroom. There will be elements sport, practical workshops, outings and debates. You will also need to do some compulsory work placements within an Early Years setting. This additional experience will give you an opportunity to apply your knowledge and understanding in the workplace. Some time will be allocated for independent study, so that you can complete assignments, do homework, reading and research to enhance your learning. Tutorials will take place to support your success. This can be done one to one with your course tutor or within a small group. Tutors are available at flexible times, so you can arrange to have tutorials during the day or evening. Your course tutor will work with you to set realistic targets that you can achieve, with planning and effort. Your targets will be monitored weekly by your tutor and yourself.

Entry requirements

4 GCES with grades A*-C including English and Maths or equivalent qualifications.

Future opportunities

This course will prepare you for each of the following options:

  • University Degree Courses in Teaching, Social Work, Midwifwery, Nursing
  • Other higher education courses
  • Employment in educational establishments

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 May 2016
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    • The East Ham Campus is situated close to the busy East Ham High Street and it's just a few minutes walk away from East Ham station, where the Hammersmith & City and District lines lead in and out of Central London. The high street is a bustling area with a vast array of shops, including the usual high street chains such as Primark, Superdrug and Sainsbury’s.

       The following courses are offered at the East Ham Campus:

      • Apprenticeships
      • Business and Retail
      • Customer Services and Catering & Hospitality
      • Fashion and Tailoring
      • Hairdressing, Beauty & Complementary Therapies
      • Health, Care & Childcare
      • Sport and Health & Fitness
      • Teaching

       This campus has seven floors, specialist amenities, commercial enterprise and it is a buzzing and vibrant place to study. It boasts amazing facilities (see Facilities section) as well as world class IT and multimedia centre, an extensive library, a fitness suite, student life area (a common room for students with TV screens, pool tables and areas to relax), a café and a restaurant.