This is a really practical hands on course. This qualification is suitable for a range of learners, either working or wishing to work in early years education and care. On completion, learners will enter the workforce as early years educators in a range of roles in the early years sector or progress to a higher level early years qualification - for example , Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner or a Foundation Degree in Young Childrens' Learning and Development (YCLD)
The requirement for Level 3 Early Years Educators (EYE) to hold GCSE English and maths A*-C, has broadened to Level 2 qualifications, including Functional Skills. This will enable staff with an EYE qualification and Level 2 English and mathematics qualifications to count in the Level 3 staff: child ratios in childcare settings. Placements are required for achievement of this qualification. A minimum of 350 placement hours is required. During placement, learners will need support from a professional within the real work environment who will be required to complete professional development records.
Maths and English at 4(C) or above
Coursework, Observation and Portfolio
Part Time Further Education