This is a one year full time course combining development of practical skills in schools and nurseries supported by College based study.
The course provides the knowledge, understanding and competency necessary for employment within the childcare and education sector.
This course is designed for 16-18 year old and will be delivered as a study programme which includes math and English where applicable and work experience. The course will include a substantial amount of careers related learning designed to support progression to the suitable next step, this could include educational trips, employability skills and employer encounters such as guest speakers.
Successful students will be able to find work as teaching assistants, early years practitioners or learning mentors at Level 1 and 2. Students who gain an overall Distinction on the course, excellent placement reports, a grade C in either maths or English and a tutor recommendation may be able to progress onto the Level 3 in Children’s Play, Learning and Development or the Working With Children and Young People Apprenticeship.
4 GCSEs at grade D/3 or higher including Maths or English OR a Level 1 related qualification PLUS grade D/3 or higher in Maths or English.
During the course you will study different subjects which all relate to childcare and education including:
• Patterns of Child Development
• Promoting Children's Development Through Play
• Principles of Early Years Practice
• Promoting Children's Positive Behaviour
• Health and Safety
• Supporting Children's Language
• Working in the Early Years Sector
As part of the course you will also have to attend placement in a nursery/pre-school and school. This will give you the opportunity to apply what you learn in college to what you do, and see in placement.
All students aged 16 -19 are required to study Functional English and maths qualifications or GCSE Maths, English if not already awarded a grade C/4 or higher in these subjects. Students aged 19+ are strongly encouraged to take relevant maths and English qualifications to support progression into Further or Higher education, training or employment.
All LMC students will receive tutorial support.
This course is continuously assessed using a range of methods including completing assignments linked to each unit, in the form of essays, reports, presentations and displays. Two units are assessed by exams.
On completion of this course you will receive BTEC Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning and Development.
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