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Childcare Advanced Apprenticeship - Level 3 at Dudley College

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Childcare Advanced Apprenticeship – Level 3

Course content

This course is for you if you are currently working with children in a wide variety of situations e.g. working in a playgroup, crèche, day nursery or as a nanny. You will learn about caring for children as they develop from birth to 7 years of age, covering topics such as:

• Certificate in Children's and Young People's Workforce
• Functional skills Level 2 – ICT
• (ERR) Employers' Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
• The developing child
• Safe, healthy and nurturing environments for children
• Children and play
• Communication and professional skills
• The childcare practitioner in the workplace
• Working with children from birth to age 5 years
• Tutorials
• Early Years Educator Level 3
• GCSE – English
• GCSE – Maths
• Health and well being
• Professional practice & development
• Play, development & learning for school readiness.

Entry requirements

For 16/17:

You will need to attend an interview, provide two satisfactory references and are required to have: • Employment in a childcare setting for a minimum of 20 hours per week • GCSE maths and English at grade C or above or Level 2 Certificate an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care graded at A, B or above and 3 passed placements and functional skills level 2.  NOTE: Caring and Early Years qualifications lead to employment with vulnerable groups of people, therefore applicants are required to have a clear police record and have police clearance before embarking on the programme. There may be exceptions to this where minor non-relevant offences are on record. However, any offence may create difficulties in gaining employment in this field of work. DBS forms are available from college.

For 17/18:

You will need to attend an interview, provide two satisfactory references and are required to have: • Employment in a childcare setting for a minimum of 20 hours per week • GCSE maths and English at grade C (Grade 4) or above or Level 2 Certificate an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care graded at A, B or above and 3 passed placements and functional skills level 2.  NOTE: Caring and Early Years qualifications lead to employment with vulnerable groups of people, therefore applicants are required to have a clear police record and have police clearance before embarking on the programme. There may be exceptions to this where minor non-relevant offences are on record. However, any offence may create difficulties in gaining employment in this field of work. DBS forms are available from college.

Assessment

You will be assessed by portfolio of work, practical assessments in the workplace, questioning, assignments and examinations.

Future opportunities

Children's and Young People's Workforce Level 3.

An early years educator.

Further information

For further information about Dudley College and the courses on offer, please visit http://www.dudleycol.ac.uk or contact Student Services on 01384 363 363.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 February 2017
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