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Early Years

Diploma in health and social care level 1 is designed to help learners understand the skills and knowledge needed to work in the sector and to develop practical skills in preparation for employment or progression in education.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    3 GCSEs D-G / or 3-1 (in 2017 GCSEs) Relevant industry experience

    Assessment Method

    Internal assessment using a range of methods

    Aims of the course

    To develop practical skills in preparation for employment or progression in education.

    Progression Opportunities

    Level 2 health and social care programme of study or level 2 child care or early years programme of study.

    Facilities

    Virtual Childcare setting and health care settings.

    Career Options

    Other course to enable you to continue to develop your English and maths and prepare for employment.

    What can I earn as an Early Years worker? When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. If you study for a vocational Early Years qualification you'll be starting on a varied career path with plenty of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example: Child or Early Years officers start on around £17,000 a year and can earn £24,000 with 3-5 years' experience Nursery nurses start on around £13,000 a year and can earn £16,000 with 3-5 years' experience Primary or nursery teachers start on around £27,000 a year and can earn £45,000 with a few years' experience

    If you're interested in a career in the Early Years sector, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Our tiered qualifications include work experience in a relevant setting, and give you the confidence and skills to take your first steps in hugely rewarding sector. To find out more go to https://www.lscollege.ac.uk/courses/early-years or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Mode Part Time
Duration 18 weeks
Start Date 01/02/2021
End Date 02/07/2021

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 406 p/year
24+ £406 p/year
International £2,520 p/year

More Options

  • Starting 01/02/2021 at Lewisham Way
    Venue Lewisham Way
    Day/Eve Day
    Mode Part Time
    Duration 18 weeks
    Start Date 01/02/2021
    End Date 02/07/2021

    Funding

    For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

    16-18 Free
    19-24 £ 362 p/year
    24+ £362 p/year
    International £2,520 p/year

And Then?

College isn't just about a social life and good grades. Check out what sort of careers this subject can lead to.

Health and safety officers

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Health services and public health managers and directors

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Environmental health professionals

£35,000

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The Learning Centre is well equipped with HE book collections, and the staff in the Centre have always been very helpful and friendly.

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One highlight of my time at university has been the opportunity to meet professionals in my field whose work and research has completely changed my perspective of the world we live in.

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