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Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education & Care at West Kent College

Course description

Combine practical experience with theory to prepare for a career in early years.

You will develop communication and professional skills needed to work in the early years sector.

Themes covered will include:

• Introduction to the role of the early years practitioner
• Legislation framework and professional practice
• Play development and learning for school
• Professional development

As well as classroom-based learning, there is a work placement for two days a week and a two week block in an early years setting. You will be assessed by written assignment, professional discussions and work-based assessment.

Entry requirements

You will need four GCSEs at Grades D/3 or above, including English and maths or a Level 1 qualification at Merit or Distinction and English and maths functional skills at Level 2.

You will be interviewed and a place on the course is subject to a DBS check and a positive reference. At interview, you will need to demonstrate that you are a suitable candidate to work with children.

Future opportunities

Progress to a Level 3 course, or find work in a variety of careers, such as an Early Years assistant, or au pair.

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: 30 October 2018
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