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Level 3

This qualification is designed to build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas and is spilt into two pathways:

  • Social Care
  • Learning, Development and Support Services

The qualification is suitable for anyone who works or wants to work at a supervisory level in the children and young people's workforce.

The qualification is delivered within the workplace, and a programme tutor will meet with you every 6-8 weeks. Any assessments completed through-out the qualification will take place within your work environment.

  This course is suitable for those seeking to work professionally in the Early Years sector, providing a valuable foundation for progression onto university degree courses or employment. This course is an excellent choice for students interested in Early Years careers - primary school teaching, pre-school nursery teacher, nanny, au pair and so on.  The course is equivalent to 3 A levels.

 

One of the huge benefits of studying a childcare course at college is the professional qualifications of all the teaching staff. The course is delivered by Early Years managers, primary teachers, nursery nurses,  health visitors and other teachers who are professionally qualified in their field e.g. social work or additional needs specialist teachers. Students gain an excellent understanding of the professional values of the sector because all of our tutors have worked within the childcare industry.

 A compulsory part of the course is work placement and you will need to complete in the region of 400 hours per year to pass the course. Work placement is organised by the work placement team. It is a full time course. You attend college three days per week and the other two days are out in placement. You will get the opportunity to work in a variety of child care settings.

An Advanced Apprenticeship is a job with an accompanying skills development programme. It allows you to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience while being paid to do so. Along with functional and personal skills that are needed for your immediate job and future career you will learn through a mix of project based learning in the workplace, formal off the job training, and the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context.

The Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce ( Early Years Educator) (QCF) is a work placed qualification. Learners will complete the qualification within their own workplace, enabling them to develop their necessary skills and expertise to work with Children from birth to 5 years. The qualification structure is scoped around the following four themes:

 

> Theme 1: Health and well-being

> Theme 2: Legislation, framework and professional practice

> Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school readiness

>Theme 4: Professional development.


The Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years. The units are structured around three themes:
- Theme 1: Health and well-being
- Theme 2: Legislation, frameworks and professional practice
- Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school readiness

The qualification is delivered within the workplace, and a programme tutor will meet with you every 6-8 weeks. Any assessments completed through-out the qualification will take place within your work environment.

This one day course provides delegates with the opportunity to develop the basic skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of emergency paediatric first aid situations which could arise when caring for children.

 

The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) has been designed in-line with the Early Years Foundation Stage requirements and therefore ideal for those entering into an early years setting or anyone who cares for infant and children.

 

This course is offered as bespoke only and quotation can be requested for a group size of up to 12 delegates.  Training can be delivered at West Suffolk College or on-site at customers premises.

 

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