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Early Years Education and Care

Key Stage 4 & 5

Early years Education and Care offers students the opportunity to study at Level 2 and Level 3 for a qualification that can lead directly into employment. There are specific career pathways into a variety of employment opportunities working with children from birth to 7 years old.

Students must attend work placements to develop the practical skills necessary to work effectively with children, families and professionals, with classroom based studies to underpin the knowledge requirement for this very important phase of childhood development. Practical assessments are required in work placements for both level 2 and level 3 courses as well as the classroom based assessments.

Students will study theories supporting development, learn how to plan activities and lessons in line with current government guidelines, Health and Safety, communication skills, Paediatric First Aid, and build up their own professional development portfolio.

We expect students to set their own targets, be enthusiastic and committed to their chosen vocation, and to be ambassadors for the Academy. In return the department provide a supportive, dedicated atmosphere in which to work, where equality of opportunity and inclusive education are integral to our course.

We have a proven record of success both in employment and university places for our students and welcome those who are looking for a career working with children.