The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.
There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.
The course is an introduction to working with children. It will help you to decide if you wish to undertake a career working with the age range 0-8 years. It provides opportunities for you to identify and achieve personal goals in education and training, and to develop basic skills in caring for children, that you will be able to use in further training. There is also an opportunity during the second half of the course to work with children in a variety of placements.
This course allows you to learn basic skills in caring for and educating young children. The course runs over 3 days, 2 days in college and 1 day in a child care placement from January till June. This course also includes qualifications in English and Maths. Units you may study include:
College classes provide the knowledge and understanding that will help to build confidence for practice in the work placements. The course consists of three days a week in college and one day a week for placement in a variety of settings for children from 0 to 7 years 11 months from the spring term. As well as academic work, you will take part in practical workshops and regular fieldwork trips.
Successful students will be encouraged to progress to higher level courses that will increase employment potential.
Progression – CACHE level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education& Care.
Students will be expected to have a police check prior to starting the course. Course material fees £150 (subject to change) covers: uniform, textbooks, art materials and DBS check. This is payable upon enrolment.
Tops Day Nurseries offers flexible hours, so you only book and pay for the hours you need.
Student Services offer advice on bursary funding. Bursaries support essentials such as travel, childcare and kit.
Student Services provide a range of support, information and specialist services to enhance your student experience.