Below are the sessions that are available for this course.
Week Starting: 01 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Claire.Smithson@swc.ac.uk
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The aim of this programme is to provide learners with the opportunity to learn about the care, learning and development of children and young people aged 0 - 19 years. Learners will have the opportunity to develop their skills and the knowledge necessary to work with children and young people.
To achieve the Level 3 Diploma for Children's Care, Learning and Development learners must achieve 49 credits from the mandatory Group A units and a minimum of 16 credits from optional Group B units. Examples of the mandatory units are: Understand Child and Young Person Development; Promote Child and Young Person Development; Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People; Support Children and Young People's Health and Safety; Develop Positive Relationships with Children. Examples of optional units: Understand the Speech, Language and Communication Needs of Children and Young People with Behavioural, Social and Emotional Difficulties; Promote Young Children's Physical Activity and Movement Skills; Promote Creativity and Creative Learning in Young Children.
This is a work based qualification and learners will be observed working with children in the early years, their families and colleagues and complete written assignments. Learners are required to secure placements in Early Years settings, one of which will be in the (0-5 years) age group.
Learners can further their studies through progression to a relevant level 4/5/6 qualification, such as the Foundation/Honours Degree in Early Childhood Studies. Learners may also wish to seek career opportunities and employment in the Early Years sector as a Childminder, Classroom Assistant, Pre-School Leader or Youth Worker.
Learners are required to have a minimum of 12 points. Preference will be given to those who hold GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above/equivalent. Learners must complete an Access NI check and be successful at interview. Entry criteria may be enhanced depending on demand.