Working with Children in Early Years and Primary Settings

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LOCATION & START DATE
Cornwall College Camborne - 20 September 2023
Cornwall College St Austell - 18 September 2023
LEVEL
Level 2 Levels Explained
DURATION
1 Year
LEARNING AREA
Children, Schools & Families Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Full-time

Working with Children in Early Years and Primary Settings

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Early years student with a group of small children in a play setting at Cornwall College Do you enjoy being around children, have an interest in child development and are patient, caring, enthusiastic and enjoy being creative? But most of all do you have a sense of fun?

This one year course will allow you to get hands on in a childcare setting and Primary School, interacting with children and being part of a team whose main aim is to provide a caring and enabling environment. You will take part in a weekly work placement and attend college in order to complete the course.

You will take part in practical and theory lessons, in well- equipped classrooms that replicate the childcare and Primary School settings. Our classrooms are well furnished with educational furniture and resources that allow you to explore the world of all ages of children, from learning about nappy changing, to preparing bottles, making nutritious food, to setting up an exciting and educational play environment, and getting creative with arts and crafts and sensory play.

You will be taught by sector experienced tutors who are there to fully support you in your chosen career.

LOCATION & START DATE
Cornwall College Camborne - 20 September 2023
Cornwall College St Austell - 18 September 2023
LEVEL
Level 2 Levels Explained
DURATION
1 Year
LEARNING AREA
Children, Schools & Families Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Full-time

What you will learn

This 1 year course will explain the role of the practitioner when caring and educating children, it will give you a working knowledge of current curriculum and build on your skills to be an effective team member. Our experienced tutors will give you the skills and confidence, to be able to create exciting play and educational opportunities for children, from making playdough to the importance of outdoor play.

Entry requirements

You will be required to hold a DBS which allows you to be with children and young people. The college will pay for this.

You will need to present a minimum of 3 bits of evidence such as birth certificate, current passport, bank statement, Driving Licence, proof of address or child tax credit letter with your name on.

Proof of a minimum of one weeks work experience with children in a childcare or Primary School setting.

Work experience

Throughout your course you will need to spend two days a week in a childcare and Primary School setting. This could be a Private Day Nursery, Nursery attached to a Primary School, Pre-School, Primary School and Childminder. We help you to find your placement and a member of the team will visit you once per term to see how you are progressing.

Assessment

You will be assessed throughout the year both with internal assignments and external assessment. You will also have assessments that you will need to complete in the workplace.

Progression

Once you have finished the level 2 course you will have real experience and knowledge of working in a setting providing care and education to children. You may choose to progress on to the more advanced level 3 course which could open doors into a large variety of careers in the education and care sector, from social work, to play therapy, speech and language, teaching assistants and many more.

Cornwall College Camborne

Cornwall College Camborne

Our Camborne campus has served as a vocational training hub for nearly a century. The iconic Tamar tower and the ‘big top’ that covers our construction and engineering provision, are landmarks known throughout the area. This legacy, combined with an exciting modernisation programme, has made Cornwall College Camborne the home of cutting edge facilities, dynamic learning experiences and fantastic student spaces. Open and modern learning areas, electric vehicle training labs, esports gaming facilities, chill out areas, an award-winning restaurant and plenty more besides, makes this the perfect place to have your #careercollege experience.

Visiting our Camborne campus?  View our visitor information


Cornwall College St Austell

Cornwall College St Austell

Set at the top of St Austell, with incredible views over the bay, our campus boasts ground-breaking facilities and exceptional student spaces. The Keay Theatre area plays host to our famous Altitude Dance Academy and performing arts, while our award-winning student restaurant Cloisters is recognised as one of the best in the country. Brand new electric vehicle training labs set within our modern construction and engineering buildings showcase just some of the incredible opportunities for people in St Austell and beyond. There’s exciting plans ahead as well, so make sure Cornwall College St Austell is home to your #careercollege experience.

Visiting our St Austell campus?   View our visitor information


This 1 year course will explain the role of the practitioner when caring and educating children, it will give you a working knowledge of current curriculum and build on your skills to be an effective team member. Our experienced tutors will give you the skills and confidence, to be able to create exciting play and educational opportunities for children, from making playdough to the importance of outdoor play.

You will be required to hold a DBS which allows you to be with children and young people. The college will pay for this.

You will need to present a minimum of 3 bits of evidence such as birth certificate, current passport, bank statement, Driving Licence, proof of address or child tax credit letter with your name on.

Proof of a minimum of one weeks work experience with children in a childcare or Primary School setting.

Throughout your course you will need to spend two days a week in a childcare and Primary School setting. This could be a Private Day Nursery, Nursery attached to a Primary School, Pre-School, Primary School and Childminder. We help you to find your placement and a member of the team will visit you once per term to see how you are progressing.

You will be assessed throughout the year both with internal assignments and external assessment. You will also have assessments that you will need to complete in the workplace.

Once you have finished the level 2 course you will have real experience and knowledge of working in a setting providing care and education to children. You may choose to progress on to the more advanced level 3 course which could open doors into a large variety of careers in the education and care sector, from social work, to play therapy, speech and language, teaching assistants and many more.

Cornwall College Camborne

Cornwall College Camborne

Our Camborne campus has served as a vocational training hub for nearly a century. The iconic Tamar tower and the ‘big top’ that covers our construction and engineering provision, are landmarks known throughout the area. This legacy, combined with an exciting modernisation programme, has made Cornwall College Camborne the home of cutting edge facilities, dynamic learning experiences and fantastic student spaces. Open and modern learning areas, electric vehicle training labs, esports gaming facilities, chill out areas, an award-winning restaurant and plenty more besides, makes this the perfect place to have your #careercollege experience.

Visiting our Camborne campus?  View our visitor information


Cornwall College St Austell

Cornwall College St Austell

Set at the top of St Austell, with incredible views over the bay, our campus boasts ground-breaking facilities and exceptional student spaces. The Keay Theatre area plays host to our famous Altitude Dance Academy and performing arts, while our award-winning student restaurant Cloisters is recognised as one of the best in the country. Brand new electric vehicle training labs set within our modern construction and engineering buildings showcase just some of the incredible opportunities for people in St Austell and beyond. There’s exciting plans ahead as well, so make sure Cornwall College St Austell is home to your #careercollege experience.

Visiting our St Austell campus?   View our visitor information


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Dates & Locations

  • Course type 16-19 Adult
  • Level - Level 2
  • Location - Cornwall College Camborne
  • Start Date - 20 September 2023
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  • Course type 16-19 Adult
  • Level - Level 2
  • Location - Cornwall College St Austell
  • Start Date - 18 September 2023
  • Apply Now
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