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Introduction to Early Years Education and Care Level 2 Certificate at Northampton College

Course description

This qualification is designed to give you an understanding of the health and education needs of children. The aim of this qualification is to prepare students to work with children between birth and five years, with knowledge of children up to seven years and how to provide appropriate activities. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas working in children's environments. Units of study will include:- Introducing the Role of the Early Years Practitioner- Legislation, Framework and Practice- Play, Development and Learning for School- Professional DevelopmentThe method of learning is through classroom based activity and work placements.Employment:- Assistant pre-school workers- Assistants in children's centres- Assistants in day nurseries and nursery schools.Further Study: Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (if you achieve a Pass Grade and relevant GCSE entry requirements are met).

Course content

Students who wish to gain a Level 2 Qualification enabling them to gain occupational competence for the Childcare Workforce.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade D or above including English and Mathematics or an appropriate Level 1 qualification, including Functional Skills.This course requires you to be in a work placement as part of your training, building up a Personal Placement Record. This means you will be working with children and therefore need to gain clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). If you apply for this course, details will be sent with your invitation to induction.


- Portfolio of Work(to include a variety of written assesments and observations) - Work Placement Records(Work Experience is approximately 250 hrs in placement, only arranged by the College)

Future opportunities

Opportunities include:- Apprenticeship- Level 3 study- University- Work as a childcare assistant

Further information

We recommend you purchase the following items and would ask you to be prepared to pay these costs when you enrol with us in September:£15(approximately) - Uniform (polo shirt). £44 - DBS You will be working with young people in your placement and will therefore need to gain clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service. This fee is payable during induction when you complete the online questionnaire.If you are 19 or over at the start of the course you will be required to pay an Award Body Registration Fee of approximately £120. This is payable at enrolment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 October 2016
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