Why Choose This Course?
Offered via your computer, this course is especially well suited to people who cannot attend college, it is an E-Learning course – you study where and when suits you best and in study ‘chunks’ that are manageable
It is an excellent starter course for someone exploring childcare as a career choice or as a parent wishing to understand more about their child’s development
It enables you to show on your CV that you have gained vital underpinning knowledge
The course is suited to both nannies and childcare professionals working in settings or in schools
If you have been working in childcare for a period of time this course enables you to consolidate your knowledge and gain a widely recognised qualification
250 hours in a real work environment
You will be assessed using various methods by your Personal Tutor / Assessor and will need to be either already working in a childcare role or be prepared to undertake a voluntary placement for a minimum of 250 hours. On completion of the training you will be able to work as an assistant worker in settings such as: Nursery, School, Play Group or Children centres.
This course carries 33 credits
Learners must achieve a total of 33 credits: 29 credits from mandatory units plus 4 credits from optional units.
Theme 1: Introducing the role of the early years practitioner
Theme 2: Legislation, framework and professional practice Learners must achieve:
Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school
Theme 4: Professional development
Plus two of the following Optional units
Support healthy lifestyles for children through the provision of food and nutrition
Support healthy lifestyles for children through exercise
Support children with additional needs Knowledge
Support creative play