Duration of course:
This is a one-year course and requires attendance at college one day a week. Applicants need to spend a minimum of three days a week at work or on placement in a setting or service whose main purpose is children’s care, learning and development.
Where does it lead?
Employment with young children in nurseries or other childcare provision.
What does the course include?
The course is made up of the following mandatory units:
Develop and promote positive relationships
Develop and maintain a healthy, safe and secure environment for children
Promote children’s development
Reflect on, and develop practice
Protect and promote children’s rights
You will study each of these topics in college and draw on the experience you have of working with the children at your workplace or placement. In addition to this, you will choose 4 units from a wide range of optional units reflecting the work you regularly do with young children. For example, working with children under three years-old, caring for children at home, supporting children with disabilities, planning and implementing curriculum frameworks.