City of Sunderland College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This course will equip you with the early education and care practice skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary for the early education and care environment. It will provide you with the education and training for entry to, or progression in, a range of careers in early education and care including senior early years practitioner, supervision and management roles in children's nursery and other childcare settings; teaching assistant roles in early education or pre school settings; care and education support for children with special educational and development needs.
Unit 1 - Personal and Professional Development through Refelctive Practice
Unit 2 - Protecting Children in Early Education and Care Environments
Unit 3 - Play and Learning in Early Childhood
Unit 4 - Supporting and Promoting Children's Development (Babies and Toddlers)
Unit 5 - Supporting and Promoting Children's Development (Young Children)
Unit 6 - Promoting Healthy Living
Unit 7 - Preparing for Research
Unit 8 - Promoting Inclusive Early Education and Care Environments
Unit 9 - Investigating Childhood: Action Research for Early Childhood Practitioners
Unit 10 - Improving Quality in Children's Early Education and Care Environments
At Level 5 there are three pathways and Leadership and Management Pathway
Assessment methods will include essays, reports, presentations, reflections and an action research project. You will also complete a Practical Reflective Evidence Portfolio (PREP) over the duration of the programme.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Relevant Level 3 qualification along with Level 2 or equivalent in English and Maths|
Applicants should have a relevant Level 3 qualification along with Level 2 or equivalent in English and Maths
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£5,999||Year 1|