Children's behaviour is often unpredictable and sometimes seemingly illogical! This qualification is designed to increase your awareness and understanding of how and why children behave the way they do. It will also provide some ideas for responding appropriately and to best effect.
The course could support your progression to other appropriate qualifications in the Early Years/Younger People's sectors. It could also be useful for parents looking to enhance their parenting skills, and for professionals working in care or education who are looking to enhance their current skills and practice.
There are no formal entry requirements. However, it is required that you should commit to attending the sessions planned.
In this introductory course, you will explore areas such as:
There is no formal assessment, although you may wish to keep a learning journal.
There are no additional costs.
You may wish to progress to further education or training for the Early Years/Childcare sector.
Taking a Level 3 course in Health and Social Care has left Derby College Student of the Year Lauren Hudson well prepared for a degree in nursing.
High-achieving Lauren, who has just left college with a distinction star, was thinking of studying for A-levels at sixth form but opted instead for the more hands-on course at the Roundhouse. As part of her course the Matlock teenager also gained valuable practical experience with Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust through the college's Employer Academy initiative.
One of her placements included working as a health care assistant at the Specialist Assessment & Rehabilitation Centre (SpARC) on London Road, where Lauren helped to assess older people who have had a fall. Lauren really enjoyed her time at Derby College.
She said she found the lecturers to be supportive, but at the same they gave students the freedom to learn independently. She added: "I'm looking forward to going university and I'd definitely recommend the Level 3 in Health and Social Care to anyone thinking of taking a nursing degree."
I'm pleased I took the Health and Social Care course as I think it is more suited to what I'm going to be doing on my nursing degree course at the University of Birmingham. Thanks to Derby College I feel well prepared for starting my degree this September.
For example, my college course included units which are directly related to nursing, such as public health and how to go about finding statistics.
These units are covered in my degree, obviously in much more depth than at college, but the knowledge I already have of them from my level 3 course will be useful.