This qualiﬁcation is designed to build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age.
To achieve this qualification learners need to complete all mandatory units, plus optional units. to ensure credits for Diploma fulfilled
Modules may include:
- Introduction to working with children
- Development from conception to age 16
- Supporting Children
- Keeping Children safe
- Principles underpinning the role of the practitioner working with children
- Promoting healthy living for children
- Play & learning in children's education
- Caring for children
- Development of professional skills within children's education
- Optional units may include :
- Research into childcare, education & development
- care of sick children
- Nutrition and healthy food for children
- Child family and outside world
- working with children with special needs
- Developing children - 3-8 years numeracy skills
- developing children - 3-8 years communication, language & literacy skills
- International approaches towards children's education
- working with babies from birth to 12 months
- Multi-agency working with children
- Children, parent and family needs
- Supporting Children with English as an additional language
It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas working in children’s settings including early years.
Part time Option:
The course covers units that will enable students to work unsupervised with children up to the age of 16 in various settings.
The course consists of mandatory units which are complimented by optional units.
This qualification is based on the Skills for Care & Development National Occupational Standards (NOS). The NOS assessment requirements/strategy and qualification structure(s) are owned by Skills for Care & Development and a minimum credit value of 65 credits. Covers the age range from birth to 19years old. Requires the learner to spend a minimum of 350 hours in a real work environment. And is suitable for different types of learners, including those in full time formal learning, those in part time formal learning and those in full time employment.
Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?
After completing Diploma you could work as:
• Early Years/Foundation Stage Practitioner
• Special Educational Needs Support Worker
• Nanny/Home-based Child Carer
• Children’s Centre Practitioner
The following points are available for this qualification: 120 to 360 points
Access NI clearance will need to be processed for each student at a cost of £33