This course provides you with the high standard of training you need to begin working with children. Time is spent in college and in a number of appropriate work placements in order to gain relevant experience.
What Will I Learn?
You will study a range of units, which include looking at child development from birth to 19 years of age, as well as planning and implementing activities to carry out with children.
During the year, you will have mandatory practical work placement training with children within the relevant age range. In addition to these units, you will study Essential Skills for Work & Life, Communication, Application of Number or the option to study GCSE Maths and English.
You will require 4 GCSEs at grades A*- D, including Maths/Numeracy and English/Welsh at Grade D. As well as producing a satisfactory DBS , applicants are required to provide evidence of their suitability to work in the care sector . All applicants will be provided with a “ Suitability for Care pro-forma “ that must be completed . Applicants with appropriate experience, who do not necessarily meet the academic qualifications, may be considered.
You will be invited to attend an interview and you will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required.
You will be assessed using a range of methods, both in college and at work placement.
Coleg y Cymoedd takes every effort to ensure the information on this website is accurate at time of being live. Coleg y Cymoedd reserves the right to make changes or withdraw without notice any of the courses, course facilities or support described.
Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Higher Education Fees for courses starting September 2020 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2020.
Additional Fee Notes
Learners attending Care and Childcare courses need to purchase a £ 11.00 polo shirt to wear at placement and to pay for a DBS check.
- After successfully completing this course, you will be able to apply for other CACHE awards or employment in a Childcare and Education supervised capacity, e.g. primary and nursery schools, day nurseries, private homes, playgroups, child-minding, family centres, crèches and in Special Education.
Primary or nursery education teaching professional
Average salary: £44,226
Special needs education teaching professional
Average salary: £47,951
Nursery nurse or assistant
Average salary: £15,834
Childminder or related occupation
Average salary: £17,609
Average salary: £14,996
Average salary: £17,375
Primary (and middle school deemed primary) and nursery education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction to children at all levels up to the age of entry into secondary education.
Entry is with a first degree that provides QTS (qualified teacher status) or, in Scotland, TQ (teaching qualification); or other relevant degree followed by further postgraduate training (most commonly PGCE – Postgraduate Certificate in Secondary Education, or, in Scotland, PGDE – Professional Graduate Diploma in Education). Further and higher professional qualifications are required for some teaching posts.