This course replaces the Children and Young People's Workforce course and is designed for those who are working in a supervisory capacity in a children's care or educational setting, for example at a nursery, pre-school, crèche, school, as a family worker, child-minder, supervisor or manager. Learning will be through a mixture of lectures, workshops and assessment of workplace practice. Your designated assessor will support you to build your portfolio.
The course is structured around 4 themes, with mandatory units within each theme:
- Health and well-being
- Support healthy lifestyles for children through the provision of food and nutrition
- Promote healthy lifestyles for children through exercise
- Support physical care routines for children
- Promote children’s emotional well-being
- Understand how to support children who are unwell
- Legislation, frameworks and professional practice
- Understand legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children
- Use legislation relating to the health and safety of children
- Follow legislation relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice
- Working in partnership
- Play, development and learning for school readiness
- Understand the value of play in early years
- Plan, lead and review play opportunities which support children’s learning and development
- Promote enabling play environments
- Developing children’s emergent literacy skills
- Developing children’s emergent mathematical skills
- Support children’s transition to school
- Develop children’s cognitive skills
- Promote children’s speech, language and communication
- Promoting children’s physical development
- Promoting children’s personal, social and emotional development
- Support children with additional needs
- Use observation, assessment and planning to promote the development of children
- Use longitudinal studies to observe, assess and plan for children’s needs
- Professional development
- Engage in professional development
- You must have GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or above.
- You must be working in an early years setting at a supervisory level.
- You must be in possession of a level 2 Childcare qualification or equivalent.
- All students must have a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and supply two satisfactory references. Your place will be on conditional on this being deemed satisfactory.
- An interview with a specialist tutor will also be required.
To apply: You will need to complete and submit a 2018/19 part-time application form. You can download one from the college website by clicking the following link:
or you can e-mail email@example.com
or telephone 01484 437070 to request one.
Your assessor will observe you in practice to assess your level of knowledge and you will formulate an E-portfolio (Online) of evidence to cover the criteria detailed in the units.
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