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Childcare

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

Studying Childcare will give you extensive knowledge of the development of babies and young children. Students will gain an understanding of the stages and sequences of brain development, physical development and social skills, with classes delivered by staff who are experts from the childcare sector. 

WHAT WILL I DO?

The course includes up to 750 hours of placement, enabling you to work with babies and children within primary schools, nurseries and with childminders. You will gain an introduction to child development from conception to seven years; children’s health and well-being and providing safe environments for children. You will also be involved in activity sessions with children up to five years old in Harlow College’s ‘Little Seedlings’ stay and play area.

WHAT WILL I DO NEXT?

Progress to university, including the Higher National Certificate/Diploma inEarly Years Education at University Centre Harlow. Jobs in the sector include primary school teacher, nursery manager, SENCO worker, teaching assistant and council support officer. You could study an Apprenticeship in a related subject.

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  • Level: 4-5
  • Study Mode: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years
  • Start Date: September 2019
  • End Date: June 2021

Advanced Practice in Early Years Education Higher National Certificate & Diploma

This course provides extensive knowledge of professional development, the Early Years curriculum along with communication, values & leadership for advanced Early Years Practitioners. You will gain an understanding of the stages and sequences of brain development, physical development and social skills. Most significantly, you will gain professional status enabling you to work with children or progress to university to complete an Early Years Degree, Teaching Degree or a Degree in Childhood studies.

Childcare & Education Diploma

This course will give you extensive knowledge of the development of babies and young children. You will gain an understanding of the stages and sequences of brain development, physical development and social skills. Most significantly, you will gain professional status enabling you to work with children or progress to university for an Early Years Degree,Teaching Degree or a Degree in Childhood Studies. The course can also lead to an alternative career in areas such as nursery or primary school teacher or childminder.

Childcare & Education – Introduction

This course will provide you with a good knowledge of the development of babies and young children. You will gain an understanding of the stages and sequences of brain development, physical development and social skills. There is an opportunity to progress onto Level 3, (with the relevant GCSE's) or work as an assistant within a nursery setting.

Childcare and Health & Social Care

You will gain basic skills and knowledge required to progress in the childcare and health & social care professions. You will also gain practical experience within childcare and health & social care environments.

Early Years Educator Apprenticeship

Do you enjoy working with young people and have a caring and patient nature? A career in childcare care could be perfect for you. Doing an Early Years apprenticeship will allow you to gain the skills you'll need to work in this dynamic industry. You'll learn how to work with children of different ages, educate and care for children and ultimately how to excel in your Early Years career.

Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship will help you understand the education sector and the skills, knowledge and understanding you need to be an effective classroom assistant. It will also help you to progress further in teaching. Whenever possible term dates are in line with those of the Essex schools. We understand that many of our students have family commitments.

Mature students are valued for their life experiences, and an increasing number are entering higher education each year. Many are now pursuing new careers and seeing changes in their lives that they never thought possible.