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Early Years

This 16+ qualification that gives learners the foundation Knowledge Skills and Behaviour to work with children.This is a full time course for 1 year you will also need to fulfil 100 hours placement in a childcare setting. Knowledge covered throughout the course:- How to be organised- How to create a personal development plan and use it to improve yourself - How to work successfully with others- How to research a topic of interest- How to create a safe childcare environment - How to encourage healthy eating- How to create activities to promote numeracy development - How to provide children with creative activities - How to provide children with physical activities- How to support children's learning through everyday experiences- How to maintain the safety and wellbeing of childrenLearners will develop a range of skills on this course. Learners will also take part in certified training on the prevent duty online safety and British values.

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

    Entry Requirements

    Initial assessment English at Level 1.It is desirable that you have a Level 2 Grade 3 in Maths and English though not essential.

    Assessment Method

    Portfolio of evidence.

    Aims of the course

    This qualification aims to give learners the foundation knowledge skills and behaviours to care for children in an early year setting. The course provides you with what you need to progress onto Level 2 Childcare

    Progression Opportunities

    Level 2 Diploma for Early Year Practitioners.


    • One on one support if required- Personal Tutor- Face to Face Content delivery individualised feedback to develop their own skills and knowledge.

    Career Options

    Once completed a level 2 qualification learners will be able to enter the sector as an Early Years Practitioner.

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 36 weeks
Start Date 05/09/2022
End Date 30/06/2023
Course Code 3EYAT9S0


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

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 994 p/year
24+ Please Enquire
International £9,000 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.

Nursery nurses and assistants


Residential, day and domiciliary care managers and proprietors


Childminders and related occupations


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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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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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