EARLY YEARS EDUCATOR/CHILDREN’S PLAY, LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
If you’re keen to make a positive contribution to the lives and welfare of children, this two-year programme is for you. Featuring a variety of core and specialist childcare modules, the programme also includes a 750-hour work placement to allow you to develop sector-based practice. It provides the ideal foundation for higher education and/or gaining a licence to practise in childcare settings.
You will need 5 GCSEs at grades 9-4/A*-C including Maths and Science. Applicants with a grade 3 in English will be accepted, but must study a GCSE in English alongside this programme.
A whole raft of topics will address the educational, social and justice aspects of children’s lives. We aim to prepare you to engage effectively and sensitively with children and their families.
Assessment is made up of written coursework assessments, a placement portfolio and an external exam. You will be assessed on your placement performance and by continuous assignments.
Students will complete 750 work placement hours within early years settings, to include nursery, pre-school and primary education.
Students have enjoyed visits to meditation centres, sensory environments, forest schools and conventions, which have allowed them to see theory in practice.
New applications are no longer being accepted for Lytham Sixth Form College following the decision to close the College in summer 2019.
Applicants who have applied to us for September 2019 entry have been contacted by the Admissions Team about next steps.
Why not make your career dreams a reality at Blackpool and The Fylde College - England’s most successful large college.*
Judged Outstanding by Ofsted, B&FC provides a first-rate education to steer you towards your future career.
If you have any questions please contact the Admissions Team on<
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*based on the Education and Skills Funding Agency National Achievement Rate Tables (April 2018)