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What will I learn?

Students who want to work with children in a nursery setting, as a nanny or Au pair; or those who want to work within a special needs environment.

The course content will follow the EYFS curriculum including Understanding the world; Literacy; Numeracy; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Physical Development; Communication and language and Expressive arts and design.

This course explores all aspects of working in a nursery environment following the Early Years Foundation Stage requirements including care and education. As this course is portfolio based work place assessed students are required to be volunteering or working in a nursery setting or reception class at a primary school.

Nurseries often recruit staff from work experience placements with a large number of vacancies every year and opportunities for employment.

Additional Course Details for 18/19

If you have any questions please contact Student Services on (01424) 458475 or if available use the Enquiry button.

  • Course code 9057
    Course name BTEC Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young People's Workforce
    Study mode Part-Time
    Days Various Throughout Year
    Times 09:00 to 16:00
    16-18 fee £0.00
    Entitlement Waiver £0.00
    Full Cost Fees £2800.00
    Start date 01/08/18
    Duration 36 week (s)

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