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This is a challenging two year course which is exciting and rigorous. Learners who successfully complete the BTEC Level 3 National Diploma or Extended Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning and Development will be able to practice as Early Years Educators (providing you also have GCSE maths and English at C/4 or above or Level 2 Functional Skills). Learners can be sure that they are taking a qualification that is respected by employers, the early years sector and higher education institutions. The full Extended Diploma qualification is equivalent to three A-levels in terms of size, and the Diploma is equivalent to two A-levels. Learners can gain up to 168 UCAS points for progression to university.
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.
Job roles may include:
• Teaching Assistant
• Early Years Educator
• Family Support Worker
• Children’s Holiday Representative
Employment areas may include:
• Private nurseries
• Children’s Centres
• Specialist support work
Students completing the full National Extended Diploma may also progress onto Higher Education courses which may include:
• Teacher Training BA Hons (English, Maths and Science at grade C/4 or higher are needed)
• Higher National Diploma
• Children’s Nursing
• Early Years and Education
3 GCSEs at grade A*-C OR a Level 2 related qualification PLUS GCSE maths and English at grade C/4 or higher.
Students will also need to take part in a group assessment to check communication and interpersonal skills to ensure you are suitable for a career in child education and placement ready.
If you are progressing from another course in College, a tutor recommendation will be needed, detailing your record of attendance and commitment to your studies.
LMC is a great community asset and I think the local district are lucky to have such a modern, flexible and engaging place of education.
Come and join us here as LMC! You’ll gain new skills, use industry standard equipment, be taught by a dedicated team of specialists who are passionate about educating you to a higher skills level, so that you can gain an Apprenticeship or full time employment.
Studying on the business course at LMC will open up numerous doors for your future, so if you can see business as a key part of your future and are prepared to seize every opportunity, our course will be the most amazing thing you ever sign up for.
I really enjoy passing on my joinery experiences and skills to the students, as well watching them develop into good citizens.
The best thing about our courses is that the teaching team have excellent industry experience with up-to-date equipment and materials. We are also very focused on all of our students achieving and being successful in their chosen careers.
I enjoy helping young people achieve their GCSE English, a key qualification which will open doors for them in the future.