An ideal way to start a career as an assistant in a children's centre, nursery or playgroup, care worker, youth & community worker, registered childminder or nanny. The course will build the knowledge and skills needed to work with children from birth to 19 years. Students will need to have arranged a work placement in a relevant setting for a minimum of 6 hours per week over a period of a year. Work-based assessment may take up to one year to complete. DBS required. Fees include assessment and admin costs of £125
What you need to join the class
a) Guidance needed: Students will need to have tutor approval to enrol on this programme. b) Entry requirements: A work placement (paid or voluntary) for a minimum of 6 hours per week for up to a year. Successful completion of the English and Maths Initial Assessment. c) Written confirmation from the placement setting regarding the number of hours and school year you will be supporting. This should be on headed paper and signed by a member of management team. D) A satisfactory DBS – If you are already in a setting you may already have one of these. A DBS can be applied for via the college for a fee of £ This must be in place before you enrol. * Initial Assessments * Before enrolling you are required to complete an assessment in Maths and English at the college. This will help us ensure that the course is suitable for you and that you have the right English and Maths skills to enjoy the course and succeed. To help you, have a look at these online resources before you come to college to take the assessment. Https://www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk/improve-your-maths . http://www1.edexcel.org.uk/tot/alns2/CMA-Edexcel-web2.swf .
What the course will cover
The course is for all who wish to work in the Children & Young People’s Workforce (early years). This qualification is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working under supervision with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas working in children’s settings including early years and social care. The qualification provides the learner with the opportunity to progress to the Level 3 Diploma.
Teaching and learning activities
A variety of teaching strategies e.g. class discussion, tutor led sessions, research projects, pair work, and group work. Students will need to complete a portfolio of evidence and be assessed in the workplace
What you will be able to do by the end of the course (Course objectives)
Mandatory Units. 1. SCH 21:1 Understand why communication is important in the work setting. 2. SCH 22: 1 Understand what is required for competence in own work role. 3. SCH 23: 1 Understand the importance of equality and inclusion. 4. SCH 23: 3 Know how to access information, advice and support about diversity, equality and inclusion. 5. TDA 2.1.1 Know the main stages of child and young person development. 6. TDA 2.1.2 Understand of the kinds of influences that affect children and young people’s development. 7. TDA 2.1.3 Understand the potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s development. 8. TDA 2.2.1 Know about about the legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety. 9. TDA 2.2.2 Know what to do when children or young people are ill or injured, including emergency procedures. 10. TDA 2.2.3 Know how to respond to evidence of your concerns that a child or young person has been abused, harmed or bullied. 11. TDA 2.9.1 Know the policies and procedures of the setting for promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour. 12. CCLD MU 2.2: 3 Know how to support childrena nd young people experienceing transitions. 13. CCLD MU2.4: 1 Know the health and safety policies and procedures of the setting. 14. CCLD MU2.4: 3 Know what to do int eh event of a non-medical incident or emergency. 15. CCLD MU2.4: 4 Know what to do in the event of a child or young person becoming ill or injured. 16. CCLD MU2.4: 7 Know the work setting’s proceedures for receiving, storing and administering medicines. 17. MU2.8: know the regulatory requirements for a positive environment for children and young people. 18. MU2.8:4 Understand how to support the nutritional and dietary needs of children and young people. 19. MU2.9:1 Understand partnership working within the context of services for children and young people. 20. MU2.9:2 Understand the importance of effective communication and information sharing in services for children and young people. 21. MU2.9:3 Understand the importance of partnerships with carers. Further information about optional units will be discussed in class.
Examination or qualification (if applicable) including costs. The course fee usually includes examination costs: registration with the exam board, certification and administration fees. If the fees are not included, the brochure will tell you this.
Fee includes registration, assessment, certification and admin costs.
Work expected outside lesson time (e.g. homework, assignments, etc.)
Students are expected to complete a minimum of 2 – 3 hours of home study per week. Assessment may include a direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written tasks. The learning outcomes for some units must be assessed in a real work environment.
What you need to bring to the first class
A4 large ring binder folder, Pens, A4 paper, A4 dividers.
Books, materials and equipment you need for the course (including additional costs, specialist stockists, etc.) Note: your tutor may recommend additional items during the course.
What you can do next
The completion of the course allows employment in Early Years Settings. You can consider employment in the following sectors - assistant playgroup workers; assistant in children's centres; assistants in day nurseries, children's centres and nursery classes in primary schools, registered child minders and nannies Students may also study further at the College and progress to Level 3 Diploma Early Years Educator.
Additional information - General
At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete a Student Learning Record (SLR) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency, who expect that learners who enrol on a course leading to a qualification will take that qualification at the College. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and SLR.
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking