Award in An Introduction to Early Years Settings

About this course

This award in an introduction to early years settings course is aimed at anyone who is considering a career in early years settings. This could include parents and volunteers who would like to play a part in early years settings such as pre-schools.
This qualifcation develops a basic knowledge of childcare in early years settings. It covers working with children up to the age of 5 years old. The units include subjects such as the value of play, roles and responsibilities of carers and volunteers and the importance of developing links in the local community.

Course Requirements

You should be at least 19+. We do not set any other entry requirements

Where will I study?

You will study in a classroom with a group of other learners and a tutor guiding your learning. This will be within a friendly, non-judgemental atmosphere with support for your individual needsat the either the Hawbush or Whitehall site or in a friendly community atmosphere.

Why should I do this course?

Learners will be able to progress to a broad range of destinations as outlined in Foundation Learning including: • Full level 2 provision for adults • Access to employment.

How will I learn?

The tutor will guide you towards developing your skills towards being an independent learner. All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. This could include optional tasks, coursework or portfolio of evidence.

What qualification will I get?

Upon achievement you will receive a NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in An Introduction to Early Years Settings

Further Progression Routes

This qualification allows progression on to • Level 2 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Playwork • Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care • Level 2 Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People.

*This course is free for students from low income background and help may be available with the costs of coming to college depending on your situation.

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