Early Learning & Childcare - Stage A (Level 3)

£395.00

Course Code EDSH - HSCCCT12

Course Overview

Children and Young People's Workforce
Stage A - Knowledge & Understanding

A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Early Learning & Childcare - Stage A diploma. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Early Learning & Childcare - Stage A is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 3 Early Learning & Childcare - Stage A course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.

This programme is designed for people who seek ultimately to work in the child care sector. Anyone wishing to embark on a career in child care will benefit and it provides a start point to the formal qualifications required to work in the sector.

Objectives
The aims of this course are to allow students to:

  • An understanding of the role of learning and development in child care settings, and the legislative context within which child careers operate
  • An understanding of the personal and interpersonal skills required of a child career at this level.
  • An understanding of early education frameworks

 

This course covers all of the knowledge and understanding elements of the current standards for employment in the child care sector. These elements can be studied by distance learning and do not require workplace assessment. Before becoming qualified to work in the sector, students will need to complete a competence based qualification which includes elements of assessment in the workplace. These additional assessments can be arranged by completion of Stage B of the course for which a placement in a child care setting is required, together with a workplace supervisor who is willing and suitably qualified to oversee the assessment and evidencing of a range of practical tasks and activities. This second stage of study requires students to gather evidence of practical skills, gained in a workplace setting. These additional assessments will require documented evidence in the form of (for example) observations, witness statements, professional discussions and direct observation of tasks conducted by a qualified person. This second stage must be arranged by the student once the assessments in this study programme have been completed and will involve a second fee to cover assessment, registration for the qualification and accreditation.

Course Features

Your Early Learning & Childcare - Stage A (Level 3) Course:

Study Time

Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the Early Learning & Childcare - Stage A (Level 3) course is: 200 Hours

Study Time
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Completion Time (weeks)
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Key Topics

The course is divided into the following modules:

  • Understand Child and Young Person Development.
  • Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People.
  • Support Children and Young People's Health and Safety.
  • Working Together for the Benefit of Children and Young People
  • Understand How to Support Positive Outcomes for Children and Young People.
  • Promote equality and inclusion in childrens' and young peoples settings
  • Context and principles for early years provision.
  • Promote children’s welfare and well being in the early years.
  • Professional practice in early years settings.
  • Engage parents in their children’s early learning
  • Support children and young people to achieve their learning potential
  • Promote young children’s physical activity and movement skills.
  • Promote Child and Young Person Development.
  • Develop Positive Relationship with Children, Young People and Others Involved in Their Care
  • Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Promote learning and development in the early years.
  • Support children’s speech, language and communication.
  • Promote Creativity and creative learning in young children
  • Support the referral process for children and young people

Assessments

This course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor following NCFE guidelines. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.

We send the full course out with the units listed above, you then read through the course in your own time and complete the assignments which you send to your tutor for marking. There is no word count for these assignments. However, one sentence answers will be rejected and you will have to re-submit it for marking.

Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a certificate of achievement will be awarded by the national awarding organisation NCFE, as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.

Entry Requirements
No Entry Requirements

Home Study Support

You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.

What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.

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Qualification

Early Learning & Childcare - Stage A
NCFE Level 3

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by Kendal Publishing Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to our courses. We have designed our training courses specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

In Scotland this course leads to a Level 6 for successful learners. This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 6 on the Qualifications Framework for Scotland.

In Ireland this course leads to a Level 5 for successful learners. This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 5 on the Qualifications Framework for Ireland.

In addition, students may register for Stage B of this course which consists of the practical workplace assessments required in order to complete the NCFE Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young People’s Workforce qualification.

About NCFE
More than 150 years of Vocational Awarding, NCFE can trace their record of working with colleges and other providers back to their founding organisation...

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland

Possible Career Path

Child Minder
Childminders work in their own homes, looking after children whose parents are at work or studying. This could be throughout the day with babies and children under five, or after school and in the school holidays with older children. As a childminder you would: make sure that the children in your care feel secure and are safe, warm and well-fed plan, prepare and serve meals change nappies and make up bottles for babies help children to develop by providing a range of play activities, both indoors and outside take children on outings, for example to the park or to toddler groups take older children to and from playgroup or school. You would need to respect parents' wishes about their children's diet, routines and religion, and share information about the children with their parents.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Early Learning & Childcare - Stage A home study course and earn your diploma:

  1. All textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning
  2. A full range of student services, including:
    • Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
    • Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
    • NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
    • Comprehensive Study Guide & Study Plan
    • Guide to Effective Study Techniques
    • How to approach exams without fear
  3. An accredited diploma upon successful course completion directly from the awarding body NCFE
  4. One year's educational support by e-mail, post, fax or phone
  5. Free postage and packaging for UK mainland students

What's Included
Further Information
Award Level: Level 3 Award

Awarding Body: NCFE (www.ncfe.org.uk)

Format: Paper

If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.

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Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

For Macintosh:
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.

This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.

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Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.

Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol you will be redirected (this can take a few seconds) to our PayPal payment page for you to select your payment method and complete your enrolment.

Step Three: Within 7 days (normally 48 hours) your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.

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Course Outline

How is the course structured?


The Level 3 in Early Learning & Childcare  course is divided into twenty one comprehensive modules:

Module One
Understand Child and Young Person Development.
Module Two
Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People.
Module Three
Support Children and Young People's Health and Safety.
Module Four
Working Together for the Benefit of Children and Young People
Module Five
Understand How to Support Positive Outcomes for Children and Young People.
Module Six
Promote equality and inclusion in children’s and young people’s settings
Module Seven
Context and principles for early years provision.
Module Eight
Promote children’s welfare and well being in the early years.
Module Nine
Professional practice in early years settings.
Module Ten
Engage parents in their children’s early learning
Module Eleven
Support children and young people to achieve their learning potential
Module Twelve
Promote young children’s physical activity and movement skills.
Module Thirteen
Promote Child and Young Person Development.
Module Fourteen
Develop Positive Relationship with Children, Young People and Others Involved in Their Care
Module Fifteen
Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
Module Sixteen
Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
Module Seventeen
Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
Module Eighteen
Promote learning and development in the early years.
Module Nineteen
Support children’s speech, language and communication.
Module Twenty
Promote Creativity and creative learning in young children
Module Twenty One
Support the referral process for children and young people

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Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore the registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Early Learning & Childcare - Stage A  home study course is £493.75, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £395 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.

You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £98.75 and then 4 equal payments of £98.75 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.

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Course Code
EDSH - HSCCCT12
Award Level Level 3 Award
Format Paper
Study Time 200 Hours
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