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BTEC National Certificate/Diploma in Children's Play, Learning & Development Early Years Educator (EYE)

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Course CodeE0162
Academic Year1819
Dates10th September 2018 to 28th June 2019
Location NameNuneaton Campus
AreaChild Development
Mode Of ProvisionFull Time
IntroductionThe BTEC National Certificate/Diploma in ChildrenÂ’s Play, Learning and Development are Level 3 qualifications. They prepare you to work with children and their families in a variety of settings and environments within the Early Years sector. The qualification will build and develop the necessary practical skills and understanding to provide learners with a firm grounding in the principles of children's care for progression into employment or higher level education.
Study OutlineThere are twelve core units in the Certificate and thirteen core units in the Diploma. Additionally the Diploma includes a range of optional specialist units (totalling 1080 guided learning hours) plus both have 750 mandatory placement hours. Students are given the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of the sector and a specialist understanding of specific aspects of the sector. Upon successful completion learners will achieve Early Years Educator status.
Entry RequirementsAged 16+ with a minimum of:
To have completed a L3 BTEC in CPLD at Award/Certificate level.
Diploma: 5 Grade A* to C passes at GCSE including Maths and English (and preferably Science), and 2 of which must be grade B or above.

Certificate: 5 Grade A*-C passes at GCSE level (including Maths and English), or a relevant Level 2 qualification, and Maths and English grade A*-C at GCSE level.

At interview, applicants will need to bring with them evidence of experience with working with childre
EquipmentYou will require stationery equipment, uniform, which is to be worn whilst in a practical child care placement, and text books.
AttendanceFull-time. Excellent attendance is required both in College and in the practical placement. Learners are required to attend all lectures.
AssessmentOne unit is assessed through an externally set and assessed exam. The remaining units are assessed through assignment tasks presented in a variety of ways. Each task is designed to assess the required criteria. Of these remaining units two assignments are externally set, one of which links to practical experience. A Practical Evidence Portfolio also has to be completed to show practical competency
ProgressionIf successful there are a variety of potential careers that you can explore as the qualification enables you to apply for employment in a supervisory capacity, for example as an Early Years Practitioner in a nursery, school
setting or hospital. It is also possible for you to progress into careers that require further training as the qualifications hold between 120-420 UCAS points. This includes Higher Education further afield or within the College e.g.Foundation Degree's in Early Years, Healthc
QualificationBTEC National Certificate/Diploma in Children's Play, Learning & Development Early Years Educator (EYE).
Awarding BodyEDEXCEL
Availble Full-time?Y
Availble Part-time?N
Suitable for Higher Education?Y
Suitable for Individuals?Y
Suitable for Employers?N
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