Who is this course for?
This course is for people who:
- have a genuine interest in working wth children.
- can demonstrate that they are responsible, with the skills and qualities needed to care for young children.
- want to secure employment within childcare, such as in a school or nursery.
- are considering progressing onto University, this course would be suitable for those wanting to study Primary Teaching, Social Work, or Child Psychology.
- are interested in looking at what affects children’s education, health and social well-being, and how their needs are met.
What are the entry requirements for the course?
- Minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or higher, one of these must be Maths or English Language.
- A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.
How long is this course?
This is a two-year full-time course commencing September and ending in June.
What will I study on this course?
The course consists of the following 15 units:
Child development from conception to seven years – provides learners with knowledge and understanding of child development from conception to seven years of age.
Children’s health and well-being – provides learners with knowledge and understanding of children’s health and well-being from birth to seven years of age.
Providing safe environments – provides learners with knowledge and understanding of how to keep children safe in Early Years settings.
Child health – provides learners with knowledge and understanding of child health.
Play and learning – provides learners with knowledge and understanding of play and learning.
Understanding children’s additional needs – provides learners with the knowledge and understanding of how to meet children’s additional needs.
Observation, assessment and planning – provides learners with knowledge and understanding of observation, assessment and planning.
Professional Practice Portfolio 1 – provides learners with knowledge, understanding and skills required to work with children.
Supporting emergent literacy – provides learners with knowledge and understanding of children’s emergent literacy skills.
Guided learning – provides learners with knowledge and understanding of children’s emergent mathematical skills.
Preparing for school readiness – provides learners with the knowledge and understanding required to support children prepare for school.
International perspectives – provide learners with knowledge and understanding of international perspectives to child care and education.
Reflective practice for professional development – provides learners with knowledge and understanding of reflective practice and professional development.
Professional partnerships in Early Years – provides learners with knowledge and understanding of professional partnerships in Early Years.
Professional Practice Portfolio 2 – provide learners with knowledge, understanding and skills required to work with children.
What Qualification will I gain?
This course will give you a NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education, which is equivalent to 3 A Levels.
You will also gain ‘licence to practice’ at Level 3 status.
Will I go out on work experience?
Courses at Highlands College are about preparing you for the world of work. As part of your course, you will learn how to go about presenting yourself to an employer to stand the best chance of getting the job you are looking for. You will spend at two days a week in a work placement with block weeks taking place every term.
What does this course lead on to?
This course is equivalent to three A Levels and prepares you both for university entry, or to become a Level 3 early years’ educator.
After course completion, you will be able to work competently, safely, and effectively with children aged 0 to 8 years, complementing the role of the parent or primary care giver.
There is opportunity for direct progression to the Foundation Degree or BA (Hons) Degree in Childhood Studies at University College Jersey, Highlands College.
How much will it cost?
There are no fees for this course but all students must self obtain a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check – £45 and join the Update Service – £13.
How can I find out more?
For further information, please contact the Highlands College Admissions team on: 608582 or email: email@example.com.
All 6th form courses are subject to minimum enrolment numbers. Where a course does not meet the required number it will be reluctantly cancelled for that academic year. Affected applicants will be contacted and offered a transfer to another course if a suitable one is available.
Anyone who has been out of education for longer than 6 months will be invited for interview. Following interview, the application will be referred to a review panel.
International students should contact Jersey Immigration on firstname.lastname@example.org before making an application.