Looking for a career where no day will be the same?

A course in Working with Children could be perfect for you! Childcare is an ever growing sector, with an estimated 14,300 new jobs being created by 2024.

 

It’s the best way to learn!

Our courses in Working with Children are delivered by our passionate and dedicated staff, who have a wealth of experience in various childcare settings. We believe in hands-on, practical learning wherever possible, so do not be afraid to get involved in messy play and other activities in the classroom! You’ll also take  part in placement to help you gain first-hand experience.

 

Possible career directions

(Further training may be required)

Nursery Practitioner, Nursery Manager, Early Years Teacher, Au Pair (Live-in Nanny abroad), Teaching Assistant, Early Years Practitioner

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Course content

This course is the perfect introduction to Working with Children. You’ll look at key policies on topics such as Safeguarding and Child development. You’ll learn about how children play and different ways to support their development.

 

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. You will be required to undertake a skills assessment prior to an offer being made. A place on this course is also subject to a DBS check.

 

Progression

Level 2 course in Working with Children or an apprenticeship.

 

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Course content

You’ll learn about key government legislation and develop key skills and knowledge to support your career in working with children. This qualification is nationally recognised.

 

Entry requirements

Three GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English and Maths, or a relevant Level 1 qualification. A place on this course is also subject to a DBS check.

 

Progression

Level 3 course in Working with Children or an apprenticeship.

 

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Course content

You’ll study key policies and legislation, and gain an understanding of how these documents impact on practitioners working with children. You’ll have the opportunity to develop yourself to become a skilled practitioner, helping you to stand out to employers or Higher Education providers. You’ll undertake placement where you will gain valuable experience working with children and start to see the things you learn in the classroom being put to use in a work environment.

 

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths, or a relevant Level 2 qualification. A place on this course is also subject to a DBS check.

 

Employment

After completing the Level 3 Diploma, you may want to go directly into employment as an Early Years practitioner, possibly in a Nursery or Foundation stage setting. You may get into this work through an apprenticeship.

 

Thinking about University?

If you study the two-year option for this course, you’ll be able to  use your qualification to go on and study at university level. This might be with a local provider or you may want to move away.

 

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