4 GCSEs at grade D/3. English Language or Maths at grade C/4.
1 academic year
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Key features and Benefits
- Get involved with The Forest School Experience and understand how children benefit from learning outdoors
- Benefit from our longstanding partnerships with East Lancashire Hospital NHS Trust and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
- Take part in work placements within the sector to put your knowledge into practice
This one year full time course is perfect for you if you want to work with children. The programme is designed to help you build the knowledge and skills required for working with children from birth to 8 years of age. You will benefit from our Virtual Baby programme which provides a realistic and practical approach to looking after a new baby.
This one year full time course is perfect for you if you want to work with children.
The programme is designed to help you build the knowledge and skills required for working with children from birth to 8 years of age. You will benefit from our Virtual Baby programme which provides a realistic and practical approach to looking after a new baby.
You will be give the opportunity of work placements, with the ability to undertake 250 work placement hours. Our dedicated placement team will support and assess you throughout this time. Placements are located around your home area and will really boost your CV. In addition we are also able to offer you enrichment activities e.g. educational visits to the Slavery Museum.
To further enhance your programme you will be provided with additional opportunities through our partners. Blackburn College are proud partners with both East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and The Forest School learning experience. We are the first College in the country to offer the pioneering and innovative Forest learning experience within a natural outdoor environment.
Childcare is an extremely varied and rewarding career, offering opportunities to work within a nursery setting with babies and toddlers, or teaching young children in schools.
You will attend college on 2.5 days per week and will carry out your work placement for 2 days per week (if you have not achieved a Grade D or above in your Maths and English language GCSEs you will be required to work towards a GCSE Grade C as part of your Study Programme.)
The qualification you will gain upon successful completion is awarded by CACHE which is the UK's most recognised Childcare and Education Awarding body.
What will I study?
You will study:
- How to supervise children
- Supporting positive behaviour
- Children and young people's behaviour and development
- Understanding partnership working
- Employability skills
- GCSE Maths and English (where appropriate)
You will need at least 4 GCSEs at grade D/3. GCSE English Language or Maths at grade C/4.
A successful DBS check will also be required.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed by written tasks, activities and practical assessments.
You will also be assessed whilst on a practical work placement.
What can I do next?
Upon completion of the Level 2 programme you will be able to:
- progress onto the Early Years Educator Level 3 Diploma which upon successful completion will enhance your career opportunities and give you the option to go enrol onto a degree.
- Start work as a Level 2 Nursery Assistant or a Teaching Assistant.
Your Study Programme
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