Course overview

Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) Level 3 City of Bristol College

This two-year, full-time course for school leavers will prepare you to become an early years educator.

It will enable you to work with children from birth to five years old and give you knowledge of children aged five to seven.

Health and Social Care students aged 18 and over who wish to undertake a placement in any CQC registered setting are encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

Dates and applications

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Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) Level 3 College Green Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LGF1350C01-1
Dates
11/09/2023 - 01/07/2024
Duration
1 years
Days
Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
Hours per week
12.50
Start Time
09:15
Location
College Green Centre
Fee
This course costs £2882. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) Level 3 College Green Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LGF1583C01-1
Dates
13/09/2023 - 28/06/2024
Duration
1 years
Days
Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
Hours per week
13.40
Start Time
09:30
Location
College Green Centre
Fee
This course costs £1788. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Enquire Apply
Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LGF1350C01-1 11/09/2023 - 01/07/2024 1 years Date/Day(s) Being Finalised 12.50 09:15 College Green Centre
This course costs £2882. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Enquire Apply
LGF1583C01-1 13/09/2023 - 28/06/2024 1 years Date/Day(s) Being Finalised 13.40 09:30 College Green Centre
This course costs £1788. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Enquire Apply

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for young people aged 16-18 who are interested in childcare or wanting to become an early years educator.

This course is an ideal stepping stone towards achieving your ambition.

This course offers learners a great opportunity into higher education and previous learners have specialised in primary teaching, children’s nursing, becoming a nanny/au pair abroad.

What you'll learn

During this course, you will be able to develop your skills using a range of techniques both enhancing your knowledge and skills within the field of childcare.

During your studies you can expect to complete units such as child development, children’s health and wellbeing, play and learning and understanding children’s additional needs.

Course entry requirements

To join the first year of this course, you will need to have five GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C) including English Language and Maths.

You will need to have previous experience of working with children and have completed a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

This course for school leavers aged 16-18.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

During this course you will be asked to complete specific work placement where all learners will need to complete 800 hours of work experience over the two years.

There will be guest speakers and visits to see childcare and hospices. You will be assessed through a controlled assessment of the portfolio and skills/knowledge and you will be observed.

Future career and study opportunities

After successfully completing this course, you can continue onto the second year of the course to gain your Diploma.

You can continue within Higher Education institutions or obtain employment in many fields within early years such as early years practitioner, manager, childminding, nanny and au pairing or working as a special educational needs co-ordinator.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery.

Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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