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Childcare & Education Diploma Lev 3 (16-18 Only) at Stephenson College

Course description

Two year full time course with accredited UCAS points. This modular course is designed for those wishing to gain a recognised professional qualification and 'licence to practise' to work with children in a variety of early years settings. Learners are required to attend college (3 days)and placement (2 days).

Course content

Unit 1 - An introduction to working with children.
Unit 2 - Development from conception to age 16 years.
Unit 3 - Supporting children.
Unit 4 - Keeping children safe.
Unit 5 - The principles underpinning the role of the practitioner working with children.
Unit 6 - Promote a healthy environment for children.
Unit 7 - Play and learning in children's education.
Unit 8 - Caring for children.
Unit 9 - Development of professional skills within children's education.
Unit 12 - Nutrition and healthy food for children.
Unit 14 - Working with children with special needs.
Unit 18 - Working with babies from birth to 12 months.

Appropriate functional skills will also be required.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE's Grade C or above (inc. English Language) or a Level 2 Early years qualification at Merit or Distinction with functional / key skills level 2 english / communication.Caring, patient nature and a keen interest in young children is a must.


The course is continually assessed by nationally set assignments in all units.
Seen short answer test paper.
Externally marked research task

Financial information

Fully Funded

Future opportunities

Employment as a qualified Level 3 Early Years practitioner within a variety of early years settings(private, statutory, voluntary or indepndent).
Progression to HNC / HND Childhhod Studies, Foundation Degree in Children and Young Peoples Services, or entry into Higher Education

Further information

How will I learn?

Variety of learning styles incorporated to suit all learners. Practical tasks in both placement and college incorporated.
Child observations and diary tasks.

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: 21 October 2014
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