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The diploma can be studied in a year and a term, whereas the extended diploma is a 2 year level 3 programme. These courses focus on developing knowledge and professional skills in childcare and education to enable learners to gain employment within the field of childcare. Learners are encouraged to be independent, inquiring and capable of responding to set tasks and developing self-initiated work. Over the year and one term study period the Diploma component offers 65 credits. The Extended Diploma offers 150 credits and up to 420 UCAS points. Progression from te Diploma to the extended Diploma in year 2 is subject to satisfactory progress and achievement. Integral to the programme, learners will experience a minimum 700 hours of practical training on the diploma and 750 on the extended diploma in a range of placement settings. Learners will undertake First Aid and Level 2 Food Safety in Catering training. Learners will benefit from the expertise of external guest speakers in related fields. Learners will have the opportunity to experience various educational visits. There is a possibility that Forest School opportunities will be provided. Learners will complete skills qualifications. Opportunities will also be provided for GCSEs in English and Mathematics and for Welsh language development.
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Progression and Employment: The Diploma provides a qualification both for those already employed in a childcare setting and those wishing to gain employment in the field of childcare in a variety of settings including a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas in statutory, private and voluntary settings.
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- First Aid
- Skills and Training
- This qualification is for those who wish to work in children's care learning and development settings or services in Wales.
- Part-time day or evening provision
- 2 hour workshops across the academic year together with work based assessment or employment.
- The opportunity to undertake and achieve a certificate in First Aid and Food Hygiene.
Level 2: The award consists of a minimum of 39 credits: 27 credits from mandatory units and a further 12 credits from the choice of optional units.
Level 3: The award consists of a minimum of 65 credits: 49 credits from mandatory units and a further 16 credits from the choice of optional units.