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Childcare research earns 100% success

03/03/2016
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A Coleg y Cymoedd childcare class are celebrating after receiving top grades for an externally marked research project.

The class of nine learners based at the Rhondda campus are thrilled to have received results of eight A grades and one A* grade for a challenging research project.

The 5,000 word research project aimed to investigate supporting children and young people in change and transition, where learners were expected to demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of the skills necessary to support children in a variety of settings.

The successful research project was led by the experienced Coleg y Cymoedd Level 3 Children’s Care, Learning and Development tutors and externally marked by awarding body Cache.

19 year old Ceara Harkin from Ynyshir said: “I can’t thank my tutors enough for all of the help and support, I have never achieved an A grade before this course and have never believed in myself academically. The research task was really interesting and helped me decide that this is the career I definitely want to pursue.”

Childcare tutors Kelly Tanner & Tracey Sully said: “We are extremely proud of the whole class for their achievements, they worked very hard and deserved the excellent grades that they received. We hope it will lead to further academic and career success for each of them in their chosen field of childcare.”

Alongside the research project, since commencing their course, learners have also been spending time on of appropriate work placements, in order to gain experience, planning and carrying out activities for children, and to observe children's development.

The Level 3 Diploma for Children’s Care, Learning and Development focuses on the importance of hands on skills, supported by a theoretical element, giving learners first-hand experience of working in a range of childcare settings. Find out more at: /courses/subject-areas/care-and-childhood-studies.aspx

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