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Start Date:Duration:Level:Study mode:Course location:Course Type:
19/09/20201 Year3Part-Time - DayWashington CampusSkills & Qualifications

What’s it all about?

This qualification aims to provide an opportunity for learners to demonstrate their knowledge and skills of caring for children from birth to 5 years old.

The objectives of this qualification are to guide and assess the development of skills and knowledge for the early years workforce.

You will have a Level 2 qualification in a relevant subject such as Introducing Caring for Children and Young People, Childcare or a Certificate for the Children’s Workforce.

You will need GCSE English and Mathematics grades A*- C or the level 2 equiva

Study levelCostAdditional fees
19+2352.00*You will be required to provide items of stationary such as pens, paper and files, as well as purchasing a memory stick for use in college.£40 DBS (police check)

Learners will attend lectures for two days each week in order to learn theory.

As this is a competence-based qualification, there is also a requirement for assessment in a real work environment. Learners will undertake 400 hours in a suitable work plac

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

There is a requirement for assessment in a real work environment. Learners will undertake 400 hours in a suitable work placement.

400 hours work placement

Thursday and Friday 9.30am-2.30pm

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What’s next?

You could gain employment in a day nursery, nursery school, primary school reception class, or as a childminder.

You could progress in your studies on to the Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Advanced Practice in Early Years Education or the Foundation Degree in Early Years Education and Care.

Careers

Primary and nursery education teaching professionals

Primary (and middle school deemed primary) and nursery education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction to children at all levels up to the age of entry into secondary education.

Medium Salary

£ 47444

16537 people employed as Primary and nursery education teaching professionals in the current year.

Special needs education teaching professionals

Special needs education teaching professionals organise and provide instruction at a variety of different levels to children who have emotional, behavioural or learning difficulties or physical disabilities. These professionals may also work with exceptionally gifted pupils.

Medium Salary

£ 42764

2243 people employed as Special needs education teaching professionals in the current year.

Nursery nurses and assistants

Nursery nurses and assistants care for children from birth up to seven years of age in day or residential nurseries, children’s homes, maternity units and similar establishments.

Medium Salary

£ 17326

4648 people employed as Nursery nurses and assistants in the current year.

98%of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Sunderland College students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Sunderland College?

Our achievement rates are well above the national average.

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% of our HND and HNC students progressed to employment or further study. 

(*Destination data, academic year 2016/17, HNC 19+)

We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.