This course is designed to support your development, knowledge, understanding and skills when caring for and supporting the learning and development of children aged 0-5 years. It comprises of 14 units.

High standards of attire are a strict requirement during your course and will include a set college uniform. Text books relating to your course will be available and these are essential for your learning.

As learners need to show competence in both skills and knowledge, they will need to be working or be on a practical placement in a learning environment (school or early years setting) during the taught programme of study, and therefore will also require a clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

You will complete tasks such as creative and physical activity plans for practical sessions, for example Teddy Tots, in which you work with toddlers from our on-site nursery. You will also complete a placement within an Early Years setting, where you will keep a professional skills record. You will be involved in exciting and practical experiences as well as completing projects, making leaflets, posters, producing presentations and writing assignments. All units will be internally assessed as well as some controlled assessments.

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School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies.

If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. Find more information on Advanced Learner Loans on our website.

If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived:

  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support

You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course).

* If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement.

It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

For any questions about fees, remissions and entitlements, please contact our helpful Careers Team on 01329 815 200.