Early Years

CAREER PATHS: Nursery Nurse, Teaching Assistant, Nursery Manager, Nanny, Childminder and Early Years Teacher.

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If you want to work with children and are a natural carer, you’ll find your skills in great demand. Early Years Childcare programmes are an ideal start to a rewarding career. We have strong links with Nurseries, Schools and Childminders to allow you to put theory into practise and gain important work placement experience.

Early Years Courses

Level 3 NCFE (Cache) Diploma in Childcare & Education (Early Years Practitioner)

If you care about young people and would like to embark on a career working with children of up to 5 years of age, then this course is for you. This programme will equip you with the necessary skills, knowledge and expertise to work as early educators in children’s centres, primary schools and nursery schools. You will study a range of subjects including: professional development using refective practice and effective study skills, child development and the effective use of observation and assessment, principles of safeguarding, theories that underpin practice in the early years sector, supporting children's speech, andguard and communication development. You will also be required to attend a weekly work place to achieve the required hours of the course.

2 years



Level 2 NCFE (Cache) Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

If you have ambitions of a career working with young children, then this course may be ideal for you. It prepares learners to work with children between birth and five years with knowledge of children up to seven years. You will be providing assignments to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding; presentations; role play and you will be assessed in the workplace. You must attend a work placement where observations and activities take place for a minimum of 250 hours. This course will also reflect on your professional practice and identify how you can develop and improve using actioning planning and setting targets. You will also study: Understanding how to plan to meet the needs of the developing child, use legislation relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice, understand how to work in partnership, and supporting children's development.

1 Year



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