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Level: 3

Location: Workplace

Years: 1

Weeks: 78

Hours: 7.00

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

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Tuition (£): 0.00*

24+ Loan Amount: 2880.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This qualification is designed to build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas and is split into two pathways:

  • Social Care
  • Learning, Development and Support Services

Entry requirements

The minimum age for participants is 16 years and they will need an up-to-date DBS check.

Course Content

 

This qualification is designed to build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas and is split into two pathways:

•Social Care
•Learning, Development and Support Services

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through written assignments, observations, questions and building a portfolio of evidence.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

The cost is £1,500 invoiced or £2,880 for a student loan.

What can I do after this course?

You can progress to a Level 4 qualification.

 

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.
**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.

Harli-Marie Richards

Harli-Marie Richards

Exploring the rewards of a childcare career

Taking children to see piglets and new-born lambs is all part of a day’s work for nursery practitioner Harli-Marie Richards. Having completed her childcare apprenticeship, Harli-Marie was taken on permanently by Derby College’s Little Explorers nursery at Broomfield Hall campus.

Before embarking on her apprenticeship, Harli-Marie took A-levels but had no interest in university. She spotted the nursery opportunity and hasn’t looked back since. She worked towards an advanced NVQ qualification while undertaking on-the-job training.

It’s a great job and I love the fact that the children are free to enjoy the outdoor space. Little Explorers is special and I can’t imagine any other nursery quite like ours. I definitely see my longterm career in nursery care – and I applied straight away when a permanent role became available at Little Explorers.
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