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Education and Childcare Level 3

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Education and Childcare Level 3
Code P1335/1
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


You will be part of the Care department during your course working in a practical way finding out about working with young children and how they learn including teaching methods and the theory of education. 


During this course you will study child development and communication as well as working with children in a variety of roles including teaching. The course will cover education, child health, playing and learning, safeguarding, craft activities and supporting children learning literacy and numeracy in the early stages. Work experience plays a huge part on this course with placements available in nurseries and schools, all of which will enhance your learning experience and build your confidence, readying you for the workplace. A career in childcare will open the door to a world of possibilities. This hugely important vocation could see you play a part in creating the foundations of a child's behaviour, education and aspirations.

If you have a natural affinity with children and want to develop that into a career then our childcare course will equip with all the practical skills required to progress in to a job. Previous trips have included: Rand Farm, the Forest School, UCAS convention for universities. You will learn about working with Children, Development from Conception to age 16 years, Supporting Children , Keeping Children Safe, The Principles Underpinning the Role of the Practitioner working with young children , Promoting a Healthy Environment , Play and Learning in Children's Education , Caring for Children, Development of Professional Skills within Children's Education. 

How will it be delivered?

When you do a vocational qualification you will learn in a workshop, salon or studio as appropriate for your subject and you will usually be assessed through practical assessments, projects, assignments and oral and written questions. There may be exams in some subjects and your tutor will prepare you for these.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for our courses depend on the specific requirements of each Programme of Study and an individual’s previous experience, which will all be discussed during the interview process. The following is a guide as to what you might be expected to achieve to gain entry on to a particular level of a course.

5 GCSEs grade 4 or above, or equivalent, including Math's and English Language.

Your next steps...

Successful students may progress onto the next level in their chosen subject, into employment or an apprenticeship, or, after a level 3 qualification, to Higher Education at the University Centre Grimsby or other other University to do a degree in a related subject or a teaching qualification. 

This qualification can lead to work roles such as Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant or Special Needs Assistant.


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