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Childcare and Education (Early Years

Educator) VRQ Diploma

This qualification has been designed for learners who want to work in early years childcare education. It also enables learners who wish to progress to Higher Education to study the certificate alongside another qualification in a different subject area.

What does the qualification cover?

This certificate is comprised of eight mandatory units which cover the following key subject areas:

1. Child development from conception to seven years

2. Children's health and well-being

3. Providing safe environments for children

4. Child health

5. Play and learning

6. Children's additional needs

7. Observation, assessment and planning

8. A Competence-based Professional Practice Portfolio covering the above areas.

The Certificate is part of a suite of qualifications (Award, Certificate and Diploma in Childcare and Education).

The Certificate provides learners with a broad foundation of knowledge and skills within early years childcare and education in preparation for progression to the Diploma. It also enables learners to progress to Higher Education (if studied alongside another qualification). Additionally, it provides achievement for learners who are unable to compete with the Diploma.

If you are aged over 24, this course is 24+ Learning Loan eligible which can fully cover the course fee. For the academic year 15/16 this course costs for aged 24 and over £2,882 and is subject to change depending on your age and the academic year.

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

Study Programmes

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

What the course leads to

Learners can progress into various supervised job roles in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors such as (this list is not exhaustive):

Practitioner in day nurseries

Practitioner in nursery schools

Practitioner in reception classes in primary schools

Pre-school worker

Home based child-carer

Nanny.

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Entry Requirements

When the course runs

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Course bundles are designed for 16 - 18 year olds only.

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