Children’s Care, Learning and Development (Gorseinon)
Students will study a range of childcare related units which will provide them with a good knowledge and understanding of working in this sector. Study units on this course are:
- Unit 1 Understanding children’s development
- Unit 2 Keeping children safe
- Unit 3 Communicating with children and adults
- Unit 4 Preparing and maintaining environments
- Unit 5 Professional development roles and responsibilities
- Unit 6 Supporting children’s play and learning
This one year programme leading to a nationally recognised qualification. It introduces students to the occupational area, enabling them to develop knowledge, skills and understanding for working in childcare.
Duration:One year | Qualification: BTEC Diploma | Level: Level 2
The course includes compulsory work placements in a variety of work settings such as playgroups, day nurseries and schools.
Assessment is carried out through assignments and continuous assessment. All units are internally assessed. There is an emphasis on the development of skills, with help and support available on an individual basis.
The Welsh Baccalaureate Level 2 is run alongside this course and will help to broaden each students knowledge and skills.
Ideally students should have two GCSEs at grade C. A willingness to learn and punctuality are amongst some of the attributes you will need to be successful on this course.
Students will need a genuine interest in a career in working with children and should demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm.
Students need to be reliable, honest, trustworthy, well motivated and self reliant. Students should be at least 16 years of age.
Students will be able to progress to BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Children’s Care, Learning and Development or Level 3 in Health and Social Care. Some students may take up apprenticeships or part time study at Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development.
As part of the course you will be expected to attend Study Skills for support with assignment writing. You will also be involved in supporting various children’s charities and helping children with additional needs on The Gnoll Challenge.
Students on this course will be charged for a Criminal Records Bureau [CRB] check. The current cost is £44. Students can apply to the Financial Contingency Fund [FCF] to cover the cost of a CRB check.
Students will require a polo shirt at a cost of £6 each to be worn for placement and an optional hooded sweatshirt for £13. Students are also offered the opportunity to attend trips linked to their course of study. Students can apply to the Financial Contingency Fund [FCF] to cover these costs.