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Is this course for me? This course is for experienced childcare practitioners working directly with young children (aged between birth and seven years old), who wish to develop their professional practice. What will I study? Areas covered include planning, curriculum development, developing professional practice including safeguarding children, and working with parents. This course has been developed in partnership with South Bank University and includes a specialist vocational component which is underpinned by broad based academic learning, to support the development of your practitioner role. Subjects: Introduction to early years Cognitive development of children Developing curriculum practice Safeguarding Children Personal, Social and Emotional Development of Children Relating and liaising with parents Supporting children's participation Using ICT to support children's learning Working with groups of children Working with other professionals What can I do next? This can lead into one of two honour degree pathways at South Bank and a range of other programmes including teacher training and other universities. This may lead to employment in: Senior management Social Science What are the entry requirements? You will need at least two year's qualifying experience at Level 3 and must be currently working in a childcare setting. There is an assessment and interview. Applicants need to register for a Criminal Records Bureau check two or three months before the start of the course. How will I be assessed? Assessment includes assignments, group work, oral presentations, projects, essays and portfolios. Students have regular meetings with a personal tutor to discuss progress and help plan studies. Additional support, help and guidance. A mentor from the workpalce is necessary. Shehe will give you additional Support and guidance What will it cost? If you are under 19 and a home student, in most circumstances, you don't pay any fees. However, you will need to find this out when you apply. Course fee: tbc Exam fee: ?30 Please note: For courses of more than one year, the fees stated apply to the first year of the 20092010 academic year only.

Is this course for me? This course is for experienced childcare practitioners working directly with young children (aged between birth and seven years old), who wish to develop their professional practice. What will I study? Areas covered include planning, curriculum development, developing professional practice including safeguarding children, and working with parents. This course has been...

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