Course overviewIf you are planning to work with children in a variety of different early years sectors, for example day care, nursery, out of school care and schools this is the course for you. This qualification will enable you to work supervised, with children and their families in a variety of settings. You will study all aspects of caring for children and reflect on your personal development. You will be given the opportunity to work with children in a range of placements in schools or a nursery. You will continue to improve your maths and/or English skills in structured lessons alongside your course.
This Level 2 qualification provides you with ‘assistant practitioner status’ once a pass grade has been achieved. This allows you to undertake supervised work within an early year’s environment (0-8 years). This qualification is designed to provide a specialist work-related qualification in a range of sectors. It will give you the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to prepare you for employment.
What else do I need to know?As you will be working with children you will need to have a clearance form which is called a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) in order to ensure the safety of the vulnerable children and young adults that you will come into contact with. Please discuss this with your interviewing tutor.
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College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £23,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance
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