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This course prepares you to become a professional Early Years Educator and enables you to work with children from birth to five years of age. This courses sets the standards that all early years practitioners must have in order to ensure you are able to support and promote children's early education and development, as well as ensuring they are kept safe and healthy.
33% Exam / 77% Coursework
A minimum of four grades 9-4 (equivalent to A--C), including English and Maths at grade 4 and grade 4 in GCSE Science or a Merit in Level 2 Science BTEC and a Merit in Level 2 Health & Social Care BTEC if taken
Textbooks £50, DBS check (currently £56) and travel to placements
This programme targets students who have a high potential to excel in their sport, either by competing on the international stage or securing a professional contract
Career options may include roles in nurseries, pre-schools, schools, special needs care and hospitals.
This course is an accepted qualification for entry into professional training or university, with students going on to study subjects including teaching, speech and language therapy, counselling, children’s nursing, early childhood studies and psychology.
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I came to The Henley College from Wallingford School. I wanted to study the course as I liked the balance between college and work experience. I wanted to have equal opportunities for practical and theory based learning. I also liked how the course was mainly work based as I benefit from learning this way the best.
Without my placement experience I wouldn't have the confidence or skills needed to work with children. I did three placements in total working with a range of children, from newborns to 7 years of age. My placement opportunities have allowed me to use what I have learnt in lessons to be put into practice. Working with different age groups and completing the different skills in the PEP has prepared me for full time work as I was able to complete the same tasks as the other Early Years Workers.
The teachers on the course were fantastic, they made sure each student knew what they were doing and they sat down with us for as long as we needed. My tutor Jacquie, ensured that each one of us knew what we were doing once we finished college and she guided us through it so we all had a plan or an idea on what to do next.
The teachers were very helpful. They were easy to approach for help and they would go through the specification so we knew what to do for each criteria. They also gave us strengths and developments so we knew how to improve.