Do you dream of working with children? If so, then our Certificate in Children's Play, Learning & Development could provide you with the ideal route into in the care industry. Working withing the childcare sector can be extremely rewarding. During this course you will study aspects of childcare including; Patterns of Child Development, Promoting Children's Development Through Play and The Principles of Early Years Practice.
A key part of this course is work experience placements where you can learn practical skills and gain an understanding of the industry.
Applicants must have 4 GCSEs (A*-D) or (Grade 3 and above) including English and maths. For students wanting to progress with their childcare qualification at level 3 they will need to have achieved their GCSE in English and maths at a grade C (Grade 4/5 and above) during their course. Entry is subject to a satisfactory reference and interview.
Entry decisions will be discretionary at interview. Students will continually be assessed through probation period to ensure they are on the correct level.
Students are also required an up-to-date DBS check.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed in a number of ways which will help you develop the relevant skills needed to succeed in this industry. Assessments include project work, exams, presentations, assignments and your portfolio. Your work experience placements will also count towards your final grade.
What can I do next
On completion of this course, you could apply to the Level 3 course in Childcare
Patterns of Child Development
The Principles of Early Years Practice
Promoting Children's Development Through Play
Making Healthy Food Choices For Children