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Full Time Children s Care Learning and Development National Diploma

Solihull College

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Children's Care Learning and Development National Diploma Course Level: Level 3 - Further Education equivalent to ASA2 Level, BTEC National Diploma or NVQ3 Reference Number: QHS3HE20BAFAP Introduction If you are planning to work with children in a variety of different early years services, for example, Children's Centre worker, Nursery Nurse, Private Nanny, Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant, Manager, Lead practitioner, a Childminder or to access higher education programmes such as teaching (QTS), Early Years Professional (EYPS), nursing, social work this is the course for you. This programme is designed to provide you with the appropriate education and training to enable you to work unsupervised or in a supervisory capacity with children and their families in a variety of settings and environments within the sector of Children's Services This wide ranging course draws on education, as well as subjects such as the theory, policy and practice in educational psychology, sociology, child health and law. This two-year programme combines college-based study with work based learning through a variety of placements in the education and care sector, allowing you to relate theory to practice. What will be covered in the course? You will study all aspects of children's care learning and development There are 18 units including: Equality, diversity and rights, Communication, Professional Practice, Protecting Children, Safe Environment, Child Care Practice, Learning in the Early Years, Human Growth & Development. Assessed work placement experience (800 hours) with children in following range 0 -1 year, 2-4 years and 4-7 years in Nursery, School and Special Needs Course dates and times Offered at various times, please contact us for further information. What qualification(s) can be gained? BTEC National Diploma in Children's Care Learning and Development (Level 3 - The qualification carries UCAS points) The course is made of 3 components AWARD, CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA. You will need to successfully complete each level before progressing to the next. How is the course assessed? A variety of methods are used to assess your progress including: Individual & group presentations, Case Studies, Assignments, Projects, Work based Assignments, developing learning resources, observation and display work The teaching staff endeavours to ensure that a practical approach to learning is adopted, inevitably some aspects of the course require other less practical teaching methods. You should be aware that the course does have an academic study base. Additional costs In addition to specific child care related subjects you will have the opportunity to participate in cooking healthy food for children, teaching children Spanish, British Sign Language as well as re-sitting maths GCSE. You will have the opportunity to participate in a range of trips which will help you with your course work, and when you become an Early Years Practitioner. Enrichment is a very important part of your experience at college, you will need about of ?200 to pay for equipment and enrichment, a polo and sweat shirt for placement, CRB check, stationery and costs for trips during the course. There is financial support available for students our student finance advisors will be able to help you. Attendance and additional study hours This is a full time course, which starts in September. College days, Teaching begins at 9.00, placement days will begin at 8.30 to allow you to meet your supervisor before the children arrive. These times may change when you are in day-care settings. You will be in college 3 days per week and in placement for 2. As the programme is continuous assessment and course work, there will always be assignments to be working on you will need to allow at least 5 hours per week for additional study time. The college has a large library and open access area, which are open late, which you will be able to use for private study. Further information An Interv

Children's Care Learning and Development National Diploma Course Level: Level 3 - Further Education equivalent to ASA2 Level, BTEC National Diploma or NVQ3 Reference Number: QHS3HE20BAFAP Introduction If you are planning to work with children in a variety of different early years services, for example, Children's Centre worker, Nursery Nurse, Private Nanny, Teaching Assistant, Learning Support...

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