Childcare Assistant Framework

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At present, schools and nurseries are not taking volunteers due to Covid-19 restrictions, therefore it is currently not possible to meet the workplace requirements for vocational qualifications. In response to this, we have created an exciting framework of knowledge-based qualifications that you will study online. The framework enables you to develop an understanding of the knowledge, skills and experience required to work as a childcare or nursery assistant in an early years setting.

Course Information

The framework develops your understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the nursery/childcare assistant. You will learn about supporting children’s development and learning, how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people and health and safety policies and procedures. The framework is studied online, enabling you to benefit from flexible study at a time and pace suitable for your own needs. You will gain valuable qualifications which will enhance your CV and future career opportunities. You will be supported online by experienced tutors who will help to guide you through your learning programme. Full training will be given to enable you to access the learning experiences provided online.

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Who is this course for?

Anyone who is considering a career working with children and young people in an educational setting.

Units / Modules

You will study a range of different topics including:

  • Supporting child development
  • The importance of play
  • Respecting and valuing children
  • Safeguarding and prevent
  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Communicating with children

Benefits / Skills

  • Flexible learning - study at a time and pace suitable for your own needs
  • Accredited qualifications to enhance your CV
  • A foundation for progression onto further vocational study
  • Support from experienced tutors with industry experience
  • Develop wider skills in using technology through online learning activities
  • Gain confidence in your English and maths skills

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry or experience requirements, however you will need to be at Level 1 for literacy.

Career Progression

Progression may include Early Years Practitioner Diploma Level 2. All students progressing onto vocational qualifications will need an enhanced DBS.

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Course Details

Duration

25 weeks

Study Type

Part time

Course Code

72746-50

Course Fee (16-18)

£861 plus exam fee of £100   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

Course Fee (Adult)

£861 plus exam fee of £100   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

Course Facts

Labour Market

Flexible online learning

Facilities

Understand the roles and responsibilities of the childcare/nursery assistant

Trips and Opportunities

No experience required

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