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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course will provide a transition year to the advanced T Level in Education and Childcare and will give you the necessary skills and knowledge to prepare you to succeed on the T Level.

The aim of the main qualification within this transition programme is to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to 7 years of age, with applied knowledge in the early (0-5) years.

The qualification content meets the full and relevant Department for Education (DfE) criteria for a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner in the workforce.

 

Entry requirements

You need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, including a grade 4 (C) in English.

You must be willing to provide evidence for an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Course Content

You will study units such as:

  • Roles and Responsibilities of the Early Years Practitioner
  • Health and Safety
  • Equality and Diversity in Early Years Settings

You will continue to study maths if you have not already achieved a grade 4 at GCSE.

You will be required to attend a placement in a childcare setting.

You will also develop study skills that will enable you to progress to the advanced T Level and carry out an employer-led project and an independent research project.

How will I be assessed?

You will be internally assessed via a variety of methods including exams and controlled assessments.

Skills-based outcomes must be achieved in a real work environment and will include direct observation in the workplace.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You need flat shoes for your placement and you will be required to wear a College placement shirt.

What can I do after this course?

This Transition course is the ideal preparation for the advanced T Level in Education and Childcare.

 

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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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James Bates

James Bates

Foundation degree “great stop gap” for prospective teacher James

Former DCG student James Bates plans to train as a primary school teacher once he has finished his top up degree at the University of Derby.
 
James, who is 23 and from Belper, progressed to a degree in Early Childhood Studies after getting a distinction in his foundation course in Children and Young People’s Services at the Roundhouse.
 
James said  taking the three-year foundation course had been a “great stop gap” between school and university.
 
He added: “A lot of what I learned at Derby College keeps cropping up on my degree course.
 
“If I’d gone to university straight from school, I think I would have struggled with the academic writing. I know I would have found that side so much harder.”
 
James did an apprenticeship in school sports before College, and because his foundation course was part-time, carried on working at a local primary school three days a week. He was also able to work for the Rural Derbyshire School Sport Partnership which promotes sports in schools across the Dales and Hope Valley.
 
James is continuing to work as a Teaching Assistant and for the partnership while studying for his degree. As part of his College studies, James wrote an essay on the impact of Covid-19 on the role of  teaching assistants.

A lot of what I learned at Derby College keeps cropping up on my degree course.


If I’d gone to university straight from school, I think I would have struggled with the academic writing. I know I would have found that side so much harder.


 

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