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Level 3 National Diploma in Children's Learning, Play and Development (Early Years Educator) - Top Up FT at Chesterfield College

Course description

Want experience in a range of work placements? Then this course is for you. The aim of the course is to equip you with both the knowledge and skills to care for young children in a wide variety of settings.

Course content

We base our courses on employment needs of the region. Therefore, you can expect to learn topics that are relevant to the industry. Your course will be made up of a mixture of core modules, that are essential to the course requirements, and units that you can choose to specialize in yourself. You'll be guided by your tutor on which units to choose that will best suit you. Key units on this course include:-Child Development-Play and Learning-Observation, Assessment and Planning-Working with Parents and Others in Early Years-Supporting Literacy and Numeracy Development

Entry requirements

If you want to pursue a career in working with children this is a perfect course to equip you with the skills to work in various roles. A career in an early years setting will suit you if you are caring, responsible, patient, calm, efficient, energetic and creative. You will need a range of C or above GCSE grades including English Language and Maths or a high grade Level 2 qualification in a related field. You will also need to have a keen interest in the subject and be prepared to put in the hours to succeed on the course, with help and guidance from your tutor. If you are unsure about whether you would qualify for this course, call student services on 01246 500 562.

Financial information

Yes Advanced learner loans are available

Future opportunities

This course is the perfect pathway to University Level courses in a related subject, Higher Apprenticeships or employment in the industry. Click on 'What are my career options' to use Career Coach to find out where this course could take you.

Further information

'• Where costs are quoted in this document they are correct at the time of publication, but may be changed• Timetables are given as an indication only, these may vary• Weeks shown are the maximum number expected• The formation of a class is conditional

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: 16 May 2017

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