This programme is designed to help you decide whether a career in childcare and Early Years is right for you and help you plan your next steps. It's an ideal course for you if you want to go on to either a BTEC or apprenticeship.
No prior qualifications are needed
Unit breakdown, Progression & More...
Internal assessments and externally assessed portfolio
Aims of the course
To give you the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge within the Early Years sector.
After this Explorer Programme you could progress on to further study on a BTEC Level 2 First Certificate in Children's Care, Learning and Development or BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Children's Play, Learning and Development. You could also progress on to an apprenticeship in Children and Young People's Workforce (L2/L3); Children's Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) L3; Children, Young People and Families Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard (L4) or Diploma for Residential Childcare (L3).
Standard college application
After further study or an apprenticeship, you can progress on to a range of careers in Early Years environments including day nurseries, schools, children's services and children in care situations.