Course Code: DP3MCCE1 / 18DA11A
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Childcare and Education Diploma Level 3
Introduction to the course
Theme 1: Health and Well-being
Support healthy lifestyles for children through the provision of food and nutrition
Support healthy lifestyles for children through exercise
Support physical care routines for children
Promote children's emotional well-being
Understand how to support children who are unwell
Understand the needs of the mother and baby during pre-conception, pregnancy and the first year of life
Theme 2: Legislation, Frameworks and Professional Practic
An introduction to the role of the early years practitioner
Understand legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children
Use legislation relating to the health and safety of children
Use legislation relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice
Work in partnership
Theme 3: Play, Development and Learning for School Readiness
Understand the value of play in early years
Plan, lead and review play activities which support children's learning and development in relation to current frameworks
Apply theoretical perspectives and philosophical approaches to play
Contribute to enabling play environments
Develop emergent literacy skills of children
Develop emergent mathematical skills of children
Understand the needs of the child in preparing for school
Understand how to plan to meet the needs of the developing child
Facilitate the cognitive development of children
Develop the speech, language and communication of children
Promote the physical development of children
Promote the personal, social and emotional development of children
Support children with additional needs
Use observation, assessment and planning to support the development of children
Use longitudinal studies to observe, assess and plan for children's needs
Theme 4: Professional Development
Engage in professional development
Students are required to complete 375 hours of work placement for the Certificate and 750 hours for the Diploma.
What do I need?
To study on this course, you will need to have completed the Early Years Foundation Stage; staff holding an Early Years Educator Level 3 qualification must also have achieved GCSEs in English and Maths, at grade C or above.
How is the course taught?
The Level 3 Diploma in Childcare & Education is taught through classroom lessons, workshops and work placements.
How will I be assessed?
Throughout the course, you will be assessed by completing tasks, projects and assignments, which will be both internally and externally assessed. You will also complete assessed work placements. You will be required to complete 375 hours of work placement for the Certificate, and 750 hours for the Diploma.
Assessments are broken down into the following:
This will be internally assessed.
A short answer paper based on Theme 1: Health and Wellbeing.
A reflective study based on Theme 3: Play, Development and Learning for School Readiness.
An extended essay based on Theme 3: Play, Development and Learning for School Readiness.
Assessments 1, 2 and 3 will be externally set and externally marked.
What does it lead to?
Upon achievement of this qualification, it is intended that students will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators or access higher education. From September 2014 the Early Years Educator Qualifications are the only qualifications to confer a licence to practice.
|Location||Start Date - End Date|
|Tottenham Centre||3 Sep 2018 - 5 Jul 2019|
- Last Updated: 23 March 2018
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