Full Time Childcare and Education Diploma CACHE

Solihull College
In Solihull

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Typology Vocational qualification
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Description

If you are planning to work with children in a variety of different early years services, for example, Children's Centre worker, Nursery Nurse, Private Nanny, Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant, Manager, Lead practitioner, Childminder or to access higher education programmes such as teaching (QTS), Early Years Professional (EYPS), nursing, social work this is the course for you.

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Solihull
Blossomfield Road, B91 1SB, West Midlands, England
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Location
Solihull
Blossomfield Road, B91 1SB, West Midlands, England
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· Requirements

4 GSCE Grade C or above including English and three or more academic subjects. Mature applicants without these qualifications will be considered by interview. NB All students working with children will need to have an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Check; this may affect your application. Please discuss this with your interviewing tutor

Course programme


Childcare & Education Diploma CACHE
Course Level: Level 3 - Further Education equivalent to AS/A2 Level, BTEC National Diploma or NVQ3

Reference Number: QHS3TE09/BAFAP

Introduction
  • If you are planning to work with children in a variety of different early years services, for example, Children's Centre worker, Nursery Nurse, Private Nanny, Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant, Manager, Lead practitioner, Childminder or to access higher education programmes such as teaching (QTS), Early Years Professional (EYPS), nursing, social work this is the course for you. This programme is designed to provide you with the appropriate education and training to enable you to work unsupervised or in a supervisory capacity with children and their families in a variety of settings and environments within the sector of Children's Services This wide ranging course draws on education, as well as subjects such as the theory, policy and practice in educational psychology, sociology, child health and law. This two-year programme combines college-based study with work based learning through a variety of placements in the education and care sector, allowing you to relate theory to practice.

What will be covered in the course?
  • You will study all aspects of children's care learning and development There are 12 units including: Equality, diversity and rights, Communication, Professional Practice, Protecting Children, Safe Environment, Child Care Practice, Learning in the Early Years, Human Growth & Development. Assessed work placement experience (800 hours) with children in following range 0 -1 year, 2-4 years and 4-7 years in Nursery, School and Special Needs

Course dates and times
Offered at various times, please contact us for further information.

What qualification(s) can be gained?
Level 3 Award, Level 3 Certificate or Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education The course is made of 3 components AWARD, CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA. You will need to successfully complete each level before progressing to the next.

How is the course assessed?
A variety of methods are used to assess your progress including: Individual & group presentations, Case Studies, External tests, Assignments, Projects, Work based Assignments, developing learning resources, observation and display work For the Award, you must complete 2 internally assessed assignments. For the Certificate, you must complete 5 assignments. Assessment is by the same method as the Award, plus a short answer test (case study). For the Diploma, you must complete 12 internally assessed assignments assessment is by the same methods listed for the certificate, along with a research task plus a portfolio of work to support professional practice and assignments. The teaching staff endeavour to ensure that a practical approach to learning is adopted, seeking to enable students to work in placement as good Early Years Practitioners. Inevitably some aspects of the course require other less practical teaching methods. You should be aware that the course does have an academic study base

Additional costs
  • In addition to specific child care related subjects; you will have the opportunity to participate in cooking healthy food for children, teaching children Spanish, British Sign Language as well as re-sitting maths GCSE. You will have the opportunity to participate in a range of trips which will help you with your course work and when you become an Early Years Practitioner. Enrichment is a very important part of your experience at college. You will need about of £200 to pay for equipment and enrichment, a polo and sweat shirt for placement, CRB check, stationery and costs for trips during the course. There is financial support available for students; our student finance advisors will be able to help you.

Attendance and additional study hours
  • This is a full time course, which starts in September. College days, teaching begin at 9.00, placement days will begin at 8.30 to allow you to meet your supervisor before the children arrive. These times may change when you are in day-care settings. You will be in college 3 days per week and in placement for 2. As the programme is continuous assessment and course work, there will always be assignments to be working on; you will need to allow at least 5 hours per week for additional study time. The college has a large library and open access area, which are open late, which you will be able to use for private study.

Further information
An Interview is required to join this course. Two years full-time starting in September - July (excluding school holidays) time: 9:00am to 5:00pm each day. This course is available at Blossomfield Campus Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.
Students can progress onto Higher Education, including our HND in Advanced Practice in Work with Children and Families, or to degree programmes such as teaching (QTS), Early Year Childhood Studies, nursing, social work. If you chose to have a break before continuing your studies you may choose to go to work as: Children's Centre worker, Nursery Nurse, Private Nanny, Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant, Children's Health Care assistant or as a Childminder. If you wish to progress to Initial Teacher Training you must have Mathematics, English and a science subject at GCSE Grade C or above If you wish to undertake Early years Professional Status must have English and Maths GCSE grade C or above

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