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First Diploma Children's Care, Learning and Development

Worcester College of Technology

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First Diploma Children's Care, Learning and Development course code: 0701014-1 start dates: September 2010 course length: 1 Year location: WCT - All Saints Building, Deansway first year fee: ?TBC additional costs: Plus travel costs within your local area to your work placement, work experience uniform (Sweatshirt and Polo Shirt: ?20 - ?25 depending on size) and a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Police Check: ?36 course content Students will complete six core units and one specialist unit. Core units consist of: Understanding children's development , a unit that includes information on how children develop from the ages of 0-16 years. Learners will be introduced to the skills of observations, and will be required to complete five observations in work placement to successfully complete this unit. Keeping Children Safe , learners will identify dangers to children and will know how to deal with accidents, illnesses and emergencies. Communication with Children and Adults , learners will recognise how to interact and communicate with both children and adults. This unit links closely to work experience and requires students to complete interaction sheets when in placement. Preparing and Maintaining Environments for childcare , this unit give information on how to prepare and maintain safe, yet stimulating environments for children to learn in. Learners will again be expected to carry out activities in work placement. Professional Development, Roles and Responsibilities in Child Care , Learners will explore roles and responsibilities of childcare practitioners, they will have the opportunity to look at their practice and see how it can be supported and improved. Specialist Unit: Care of Babies and children under three years. This unit gives information on the normal pattern of development of babies and children in the first three years of life. This includes the use of observations and how they can be used to promote development. Information is given on communicating with babies and young children. Learners will be taught how to prepare feeds for babies and how to meet nutritional requirements of children under three. Routine care needs will be taught, along with signs and symptoms of illness. The unit will include identifying play activities and ways to encourage learning and development. Other course activities: During the year learners will have the opportunity to gain a basic first aid certificate and to complete a basic hygiene qualification. assessment A programme of continually assessed assignments with no examinations. First Aid Certificate - short practical test Food Hygiene Certificate - short test Key Skills - portfolio and short external test career opportunities Employment in Community Care (Note that employment as a qualified Early Years Worker will only be possible after progressing on to and successfully completing, the BTEC National Diploma in Early Years or an equivalent qualification). This qualification provides learners with an assistant licence to practice. This allows successful learners to undertake work in a supervised capacity within a childcare environment. progression It is expected that you will be able to progress to: BTEC National DiplomaCertificate in Children's Care & Development BTEC National DiplomaCertificate in Health and Social Care (Health Studies Option) BTEC National DiplomaCertificate in Health and Social Care (Social Care Option) NVQ Level 2 in Children's Care, Learning and Development or Playwork

First Diploma Children's Care, Learning and Development course code: 0701014-1 start dates: September 2010 course length: 1 Year location: WCT - All Saints Building, Deansway first year fee: ?TBC additional costs: Plus travel costs within your local area to your work placement, work experience uniform (Sweatshirt and Polo Shirt: ?20 - ?25 depending on size) and a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)...

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