Diploma in Early Years Education and Care Course at Varndean College

 

HOW WILL THIS COURSE HELP ME?

CAREER PATHWAYS

The course can lead to university to study for careers in teaching, social work, health professions and related subject areas. At the end of the course, students have full occupational competency as Early Years practitioners and are qualified teaching assistants and are sought after by nurseries and schools, leading directly to employment.

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

Communication and people skills; opportunities for research and extended academic writing; organisational & administrative skills; reflective practice & significant practical experience.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

If you want to study on a practical course that will enable you to progress to university or go straight into work, this will give you the skills needed to become a competent and effective Early Years Practitioner. It will also give you the academic training and qualifications needed to start a career in teaching, social work and other related subject areas at university.

Early Years staff are all experienced Early Years professionals who have worked in the sector and have a vast amount of experience. They will give you a thorough understanding of the subject area and provide you with innovative, exciting opportunities to put that understanding into practice in work placement.

THEME 1
  • Health and Wellbeing

THEME 2


  • Legislation and professional practice

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THEME 3
  • Play, development and learning for school readiness

THEME 4


  • Professional development

Ex-student, Caitlin Deller (formerly from Peacehaven CS), attained a Grade B in the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and also achieved a Distinction for the OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate in Health & Social Care.

Caitlin left in 2016 and is currently working as an apprentice in Town Planning with BHCC. She was delighted to be offered the place for which the Council said there had been hundreds of applicants and Caitlin was one of only a few short-listed. She was told that the ‘excellent transferable skills’ she had gained from studying the CACHE Level 3 Diploma course at college had helped her win the apprenticeship position.

COURSE ESSENTIALS

COURSES AVAILABLE:


NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education & Care (Early Years Educator)

Full-time course covering 3 options

UCAS points plus full and relevant occupational competency

Plus additional qualifications to gain further UCAS points for entry to university

2 years full time plus 750 hours in placement

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:


Standard advanced course requirements

HOW THE COURSE IS ASSESSED:


The majority of the assessment will be through coursework units. There will also be a reflective study, longitudinal study, extended essay, short answer exam paper plus an assessment of competence in the real work environment. Students will have two re-sit opportunities.

EXAMBOARD:


AQA

OTHER INFORMATION:


It is a requirement of the course to have a satisfactory DBS check carried out. There will be some costs to cover checks, T-shirts and other items

ENQUIRIES TO:


Helen Streames

“I chose this Early Years course because I want to be a primary school teacher and I love working with children. The support from tutors is amazing. The content of the course is really interesting and I enjoy doing college work alongside the work placements.”
EMILY DAVIES EX PEACEHAVEN COMMUNITY SCHOOL