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The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London


London’s College for Skills

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:

Long Study

This will be internally assessed.

Assessment 1

A short answer paper based on Theme 1: Health and Wellbeing.

Assessment 2

A reflective study based on Theme 3: Play, Development and Learning for School Readiness.

Assessment 3

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.


Course Details

Location Start Date - End Date
Tottenham Centre 3 Sep 2018 - 5 Jul 2019

Course Code: DP3MCCE1 / 18DA11A

Information on course fees

If you are aged 16 – 18:
Courses are free up to Level 3

If you are over 18, fees may apply:
Tuition Fee: £3,898.00
* All fees are VAT free

If you are aged, 19-23 click here for information on financial help available to you.

If you are aged 24+ click here for information on financial help available to you. This course is eligible for a loan.

Information on how to apply
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