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Places available on the Technical Level 3 Diploma in Childcare & Education course

Apply now by contacting the Admissions Office on 0121 709 7803 or by emailing admissions@solihullsfc.ac.uk.

Finger painting in CACHE Childcare and EducationWhat is this course?
This course is for people with a keen interest in working with children or young people at a professional level. This qualification prepares learners to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years. On completion of the course learners will gain the license to practice and the status of being an Early Years Educator with the opportunity to enter directly into the workforce or to access Higher Education.

What is taught on the course?
There are 15 Mandatory Units which all learners must complete:
• Unit 1: Child development from conception to seven years
• Unit 2: Children’s health and well-being
• Unit 3: Providing safe environments for children
• Unit 4: Child health
• Unit 5: Play and learning
• Unit 6: Understanding children’s additional needs
• Unit 7: Observation, assessment and planning
• Unit 9: Supporting emergent literacy
• Unit 10: Supporting emergent mathematics
• Unit 11: Preparing for school readiness
• Unit 12: International perspectives
• Unit 13: Reflective practice for professional development
• Unit 14: Professional partnerships in early years
• Unit 16: Professional practice

How is this course assessed?
There is a combination of work placement assessed observations, written assignments, two Professional Practice Portfolios and also pieces of work which are externally set and assessed.

What are the entry requirements?
A clear DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ due to the Vocational aspect of the qualification and the requirement to undertake vocational experience. The cost of the DBS is approximately £60.00 and you are responsible for this payment (details of how to pay will follow in September). A GCSE in Science at grade C or better is required together with the standard entry requirements of 2 B grades at GCSE and 3 C grades at GCSE (including a C in English and Maths).

What can this course lead to?
Upon successful completion of the course there are a wide range of opportunities available for progression ranging from:
• Early Years Educator
• Practitioner in day nurseries
• Practitioner in nursery schools
• Practitioner in reception classes in primary schools
• Pre-school worker
• Nanny

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