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Hayes Campus: Course Starting Wed 01 September 2021

Starts: 01/09/2021

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Hayes Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00

Entry Requirements

The preferred entry requirements for level 3 are 4 GCSEs grades A* - C including English and maths. This is subject to interview and references. Any learners accepted without the required English and maths qualifications will be required to re-take them alongside their vocational programme.

Who is the course for

Learners who wish to equip themselves with the practical skills and knowledge to prepare them for future employment as a child care practitioner. From this they will be able to seek employment with children from birth to 5 years and have gained knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years. This qualification gives the learners full licence to practice in an early years setting.

Course Content

This qualification will provide the learners with the knowledge and awareness of a range of topics pertaining to child care and development. They will learn about theoretical perspectives and philosophical approaches to development and theories of teams and how they work.

Study Methods

This course includes 23 mandatory units which amount to 486 GLH. As a condensed course, there are currently no optional units. The learners will spend 2 days per week in a child care setting – this will include a primary school placement and day nursery placement. They will obtain a minimum of 350 hours over the year. Whilst in placement they will be allocated to a supervisor who will support them to develop their skills. They will also be visited and observed on their competencies across the qualification by an assessor who will sign their progress off once proven skills are witnessed and maintained.

How is the course assessed

Assessment is carried out at the end of each unit to confirm understanding. All students will undertake a 350 hour work placement across the year in suitable early year’s settings, the placement should include babies and young children and they will be assessed in placement.

Where next - Further Studies

Level 3 Early Years T Level NCFE/CACHE level 5 Diploma in Leadership for HSC and children and Young People’s services (England) (QCF)

Where next - Job Opportunities

This qualification provides learners with the following job opportunities:

  • EY practitioner in day nursery/nursery schools/reception classes in primary schools.
  • Assistant or EY practitioner in children’s centres
  • Pre-school worker.

More Information

1 year full time course with 2 of these days in placement.

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to: Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Hayes Campus: Course Starting Wed 01 September 2021

Starts: 01/09/2021

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Hayes Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00

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The best thing about Uxbridge College, is that the staff are very supportive. The Learning Support Team at the College are also very helpful and approachable. They have guided me through getting the support I need. I feel the College is
very accommodating and helpful and will build your confidence for the future.

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The support I receive at Uxbridge College is great. I can turn to my teachers or any childcare staff for help with studies or any concerns that I may have. This has helped me feel comfortable and secure, knowing that I have help when I need it. My teachers are patient with me, break down things for me to make it easier to understand, thus allowing me to stay on track with my studies and not fall behind. I want to work as a teaching assistant in a school once I complete my course. The facilities in College are good, the LRC is where I go between lessons to keep up with my work and studies. I would surely recommend Uxbridge College to anyone, its friendly environment will definitely make you feel welcome.