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Early Years Intermediate Certificate at Newham College of Further Education

Course description

BTEC First learners receive a grade for each individual unit (Distinction, Merit, Pass, or Unclassified). Next generation BTEC Firsts also include a Level 1 pass at unit and qualification level, and a Distinction* grade (at qualification level only). The final grades are calculated for a BTEC First by looking at performance across each unit in the qualification using a points-based scale. Each individual specification contains details of how to grade each unit and calculate the overall qualification grade. GCSE-Retakes You will be retaking your GCSE Maths and English, if you did not achieve Grade C in any of these subjects, as part of your course to enable you to progress onto Level-3 qualifications. Enrichment Activities Enrichment activities are integrated within the EYY&E programmes. Such as, sport activities, workshops, outings and debates. There is also the opportunity to request other enrichment activities that you have an interest in.

Work Experience opportunity As part of the course you will need to complete compulsory work placements in an Early Years setting. The aim of the work placement is to provide learners with opportunities to apply their knowledge and understanding in the workplace. I - Learning Sessions This is additional time embedded in your programme for independent study. This time is used to work through assignments, complete homework activities and conduct wider reading and research to assist learning. Support Tutorials Tutorials are set up on the programme to help and assist you with successfully completing the course this can be one to one and/or small group basis. Tutors are at flexible with times to meet your needs. You can arrange to have tutorials during the daytime and evenings. Personal Learning Plan Sessions A course tutor will be allocated to you on the programme. Your course tutor will be working with you to set realistic targets that will enable you to achieve. Your targets will be monitored weekly by your tutor and yourself.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs Grade D including English and Maths and/or equivalent

Future opportunities

  • Assistant Youth Worker
  • Assistant Social Care with Children and Youth
  • Assistant Health Professional such as Health Visitor, Doctor and Midwives
  • Assistant Pre-school Workers
  • Assistant in a Children's Centre
  • Assistant in a Children's Residential Care Home
  • Assistant in Day Nurseries, Nursery Schools and Nursery classes

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newham College of Further Education directly.

Last updated date: 04 May 2016
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    • The East Ham Campus is situated close to the busy East Ham High Street and it's just a few minutes walk away from East Ham station, where the Hammersmith & City and District lines lead in and out of Central London. The high street is a bustling area with a vast array of shops, including the usual high street chains such as Primark, Superdrug and Sainsbury’s.

       The following courses are offered at the East Ham Campus:

      • Apprenticeships
      • Business and Retail
      • Customer Services and Catering & Hospitality
      • Fashion and Tailoring
      • Hairdressing, Beauty & Complementary Therapies
      • Health, Care & Childcare
      • Sport and Health & Fitness
      • Teaching

       This campus has seven floors, specialist amenities, commercial enterprise and it is a buzzing and vibrant place to study. It boasts amazing facilities (see Facilities section) as well as world class IT and multimedia centre, an extensive library, a fitness suite, student life area (a common room for students with TV screens, pool tables and areas to relax), a café and a restaurant.