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Early Years Education and Care Introductory Certificate at Harrogate College

Course description

This course is suitable for students who wish to pursue a career working with children and covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas. The course covers the age range from birth to 5 years and knowledge of children up to age seven.

Course content

You will study in college three days per week and have two days work placement experience in a variety of settings.
The course is assessed by a range of methods including observation in the workplace, written assessment tasks, portfolios of evidence and professional discussions.

Key Areas of Study:
• Introducing the role of the Early Years Practitioner
• Play, Development and Learning for School
• Legislation, Framework and Professional Practice
• Professional Development
• 3 Work Placements

Our Childcare environment is vibrant, welcoming and stimulating with many different resources including the outdoor learning environment, virtual babies, resource area for creative activities and cooking facilities.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade D or above plus English or Maths at level C or above. Will also require a clear DBS certificate and a child care reference from an OFSTED regulated setting

Future opportunities

Successful completion can lead to progression to the Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (EYE - full-time course) or the Level 3 Diploma for the Workforce (Apprenticeship).

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 15 April 2016
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    • Harrogate College offers you a wide range of exciting courses to enable you to reach your career potential. The College has a reputation of offering a range of vocational opportunities meaning that you can choose a course that’s right for you, which will develop skills that today’s employers are looking for.

      Working with local businesses and organisations provides students with the opportunity to work on live projects to demonstrate ‘real’ work experience and develop your Curriculum Vitae as well as gain a nationally recognised qualification.

      The College provides outstanding student support including careers advice, course information, guidance and support, and counselling, there is always someone available to listen and help you. Harrogate College also offers a range of social activities designed to help you make the most of your leisure time while you study at the College.