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Funding Your Course

If you're aged 19 or over and you want to study A Levels, an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or a Level 3 to 6 Vocational Qualification, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.

    About the course

    This course provides an introduction to the development of babies and young children. You will gain basic knowledge of the social, physical, emotional, intellectual and social skills of babies and children. You will laso gain practical experience within the College's Stay & Play facility and of working with virtual babies.

    Entry requirements

    No entry requirements but work experience with children would be an advantage.

    How much does it cost?

    Free to those aged 16-18. If you are aged 19+ you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

    There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including: Learner Support funds, grants and bursaries and employer support.

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    Why study?

    Practical experience is gained at placement. You will prepare an indoor and outdoor nursery environment during placement and also prepare a child friendly environment within the ‘Stay & Play. You will have an opportunity to cook some healthy meals.

    Where will this course take me?

    Further areas of study. Employment as a childcare assistant or playworker.

    Core modules

    • Growth & Development of young children
    • Supporting babies to play Musical activities for young children
    • Respecting and valuing children
    • Self Development

    Optional modules

    • Craft activities for young children
    • Confidence building for the young children through play

    How will I be assessed?

    PowerPoint presentations
    Reflective accounts
    Witness Statements

    Will I have to provide anything?

    Textbook: £20
    Uniform x 2: £12
    DBS: £50
    Resources: £20
    Visits: £100

    There will be a charge of £50 for a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

    I'm interested. What should I do now?

    Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
    Ask Us a question about this course