Are you interested in working in early years education or thinking of progressing on to higher education? This is a well-regarded course for leaders in childcare wishing to gain their licence to practice within the sector. This qualification sets the standards that all early years practitioners must meet to ensure that they are able to support and promote children’s early education. It promotes teaching and learning to make sure children have the skills they need to start school with a broad range of knowledge.
The subject areas you study will be varied and relevant to the sector. In addition you will learn leadership and management skills, providing you with the tools you need to run your own nursery.
You will be assessed in a number of ways including external exams, written assignments and reviews at the professional placements you attend.
You will learn through theoretical study and practical experience, focusing on:
• Child development
• Child health
• Observation and assessment
• Understanding children’s additional needs
• Professional practice
• Providing safe environments for children
• Play and learning
• International perspectives
• Preparing for school readiness
• Supporting emergent literacy and mathematics
• 800 hours work-placement