Educating or caring for young children is a very rewarding career. You are in a position to develop and enhance the lives of children and young people, and your enthusiasm will sow seeds which can grow right through life!
Early Education and Childcare offers good opportunities for students who enjoy:
To see what career areas this subject could lead to and the routes to get there, download and view these career pathways:
Entry is at the discretion of the school or college, however you would be expected to have achieved:
The course is made up of three compulsory units and one optional unit from a choice of three, each one taking 40 hours of study.
The compulsory units are:
The optional units are
You will learn about
Where will I take the course?
You will usually train at a local college. Training sessions will take place for a set number of hours and weeks during term time.
You may be able to arrange a related work experience placement by speaking to your pastoral care or guidance.
Assessment in this Course will be based on a range of practical workshop activities, supported by assessor observation checklists and candidate self-checking of quality.
In the Employability Skills Unit, candidates will carry out self-evaluation on a range of skills, review their progress and identify action points.
You may be able to progress to:
Further study, training or employment in: