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Early Years

This 18+ qualification gives learners the Knowledge Skills and Behaviour to become Early Year Educators with a specialism in Babies. This is a part time course for 28 weeks you will be in college 2 days a week (not including the days spent in the work environment it is recommended that learners spend at least 2 days in the work environment). Knowledge covered over the year includes: - Principles of holistic development - Holistic approaches to development for children between 0 to 7 years - Understanding the Holistic comparative studies. - Observation and assessment in Early Years - The need for Professional and personal development. - Partnership working in all holistic settings - How to promote the holistic health and wellbeing of the children - Pedagogical arts in an early year setting - The reason behind care in Early Year settings - Early Years curriculum in Steiner Waldorf and Pikler settings - Understanding about working and planning in the Early Years sector.

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

    Entry Requirements

    • Level 2 Qualification in Early Years or Childcare or work experience in an Early Years setting - Level 2 Grade 4/ C and above in English and Maths - Initial assessment English at Level 2 It is important to remember to work as an Early Years Educator you need to have a level 2 in English and Maths.

    Assessment Method

    Written and practical assessments.

    Aims of the course

    The aim of this qualification is to provide students with the knowledge understanding skills and professional approach needed to become a holistic early years practitioner. This qualification will prepare students to work in a range of early years care situations including birth to five early years education and care settings parent and child groups holistic childminding Steiner Waldorf birth to three years settings as well as mainstream settings.

    Progression Opportunities

    Upon successful completion you could go into further employment.


    • 1:1 support if required - Range of online resources and access to a range of educational programs - Face to Face Content delivery - Individualised feedback to develop their own skills and knowledge

    Career Options

    • Early Years Educator

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 35 weeks
Start Date 05/09/2022
End Date 23/06/2023
Course Code 3EYAP9S0


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

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 2,882
24+ £2,882
International £9,000

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