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Early years Course: Entry Level Childcare and Health Code: EYR0024F Duration: 30 Weeks Location: Ashington Main Campus Start Date: 14th September 2009 Interview Required: Yes Who is the course for? This course is for anyone over 16 years old and has an interest in caring for children or working in the health sector. Do I need any formal qualifications? You do not need any formal qualifications for this course. However, you do need to be able to express yourself in basic English to carry out assignments. What will I study on the course? There are three units covering aspects of childcare and also developing your study skills and six units covering aspects of health & social care. How is the course organised? You will need to attend college 3 days per week for 1 year. How will my progress be assessed? Assessment is through assignments. You will also put together a portfolio demonstrating your personal learning. Can I gain any extra qualifications while on the course? During the course you will be given the chance to add to your qualifications by completing courses in essential skills. What final qualification will I get if I am successful? You will achieve a CACHE Entry Award in Caring for Children & BTEC Skills for working life -Health & Social Care. What can I do after completing this course? Depending on the area of interest you want to follow in the future childcare or health you need to achieve an Entry grade 23 then you will be able to apply for the CACHE Foundation Award in Caring for Children Level 1 or the BTEC Introductory Diploma in Health & Social Care. You will be required to go through the normal recruitment and selection process for this award. Can I receive any financial support whilst I am studying? Financial support is available and depends on the type of qualification you are studying and whether you are a full time or a part time learner. The Education Maintainance Allowance (EMA) scheme enables eligible learners to receive up to ?30 per week for studying at College, as well as bonus payments of ?100. The Adult Learning Grant (ALG) scheme enables eligible learners (aged 19 or over) to receive up to ?30 per week for studying at College. College Learner Support Funds (LSF) are available and can provide financial support for eligible learners. Payments can be made towards travel to and from College, registered childcare, fee remission and help with course-related costs. Please contact us using the methods on this Information Sheet for more information on the above types of support.

Early years Course: Entry Level Childcare and Health Code: EYR0024F Duration: 30 Weeks Location: Ashington Main Campus Start Date: 14th September 2009 Interview Required: Yes Who is the course for? This course is for anyone over 16 years old and has an interest in caring for children or working in the health sector. Do I need any formal qualifications? You do not need any formal qualifications...

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