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 aim of this qualification is to prepare learners to work with children between birth and five years, with knowledge of children up to seven years. Learners could also progress on to the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care or the CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce.
This qualification is suitable for a range of learners from the age of 16 onwards who have little or no experience in childcare.
Learners must achieve a total of 33 credits: 29 credits from mandatory group A; plus 4 credits from optional group B.
All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task set by CACHE.
Some learning outcomes within this qualification will require assessment in a real work environment.
250 placement hours are recommended for this qualification.
This qualification will take one year to complete.
This qualification allows progression on to the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early years Educator) and other Level 3 qualifications relating to child care.
As part of this course you will attend 1 lesson per week in one of the following subjects;
These classes will be with subject specialists and delivered at a level to suit you
If you work with children and young people you are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. DBS checks will be necessary for candidates in placement.
Course material fees £125 – covering DBS, placement uniform, text books, art materials. Payable on enrolment. There are occasional day visits throughout the year.
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.