What opportunities will this course give me?
On successful completion of Level 3, students can progress onto various job roles in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors such as a nanny, practitioner in a nursery, reception class or pre-school. This qualification can also lead to work in home-based childcare or work abroad with children. Progression to Higher Education can also be made for teaching, social work, childhood studies and other relevant areas as the qualification has full UCAS points, (this is grade dependent).
What will I be learning?
The Technical Qualification is split into 2 component parts:
In Year 1 the Core Component provides a high-level foundation of knowledge and skills that are relevant to all occupational specialisms within this qualification.
In Year 2 the Occupational Specialism Component covers the knowledge, understanding, skills and behaviours required to achieve threshold competence in a chosen Occupational Specialism. The Occupational Specialisms are Early Years Educator or Assisting Teaching.
You will study a wide range of childcare and education-related units. Methods of learning will include direct teaching, small and large group work, and independent research.
Why is this course for me?
Successful completion of the course will enable you to work as a fully qualified level 3 early years practitioner. If you wish to study at university then the course has full UCAS points (course grade dependent).
How will my learning be enhanced?
During the course, you will need to complete a minimum of 750 hours in nurseries/schools.
Guest speakers will share their specialist knowledge with you.
Why is Eastleigh College my best choice?
Our learners are taught in a brightly decorated classroom which reflects the environment they may find themselves working in. The majority of our learners gain employment in an educational setting before the course has ended. Some go on to university to continue their studies.
What do I need to sign up?
This programme is suitable for 16 - 19 year olds. A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C / 9-4, including Grade 4 in English and Maths is required. For internal progression it is expected that you will have achieved a minimum of a merit at Level 2 and have achieved GCSE English and Maths at Grade 4 or higher as well as demonstrating that you have upheld the college values.
You must attend an interview in college and demonstrate an interest in childcare and commitment to study. You will also require a satisfactory DBS check in order to work with children.
Is there anything else I need to know?
Successful completion of Year One of this Level 3 programme is a pre-requisite to entry onto Year Two.
Additional costs incurred may include purchasing a relevant text book, stationery, memory stick and College polo shirts for the work placements.
There is a mandatory requirement for students to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check in order to attend work placement.
This course is only for learners aged 16-18 (or 19-24 with an EHCP)
Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form from our printed prospectus or through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at email@example.com.
*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.
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If you require further advice and guidance about any of our courses, the College has a dedicated Careers Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1014