What is the course about?

This course has been developed in response to changes in the early years sector, which now requires a cultural and behavioural shift in an effort to develop sustainability in the early years workforce. The course provides a natural progression route for level 3 practitioners who are employed within an early years setting, who want to undertake continuing professional development (CPD) at level 4. It is a work based qualification that provides professional development opportunities. The course has five mandatory units entitled:-

>> EYAP 1 - Enabling children to learn
>> EYAP 2 - Promoting health and wellbeing through physical activiity and nutrition co-ordination (PANCo) in the early years
>> EYAP 3 - Working with others to support children with additional needs, including Special Educational Needs and Disability
>> EYAP 4 - Working with families and other professionals in early years settings
>> EYAP 5 - Implementing change in an early years setting incorporating a small scale research project. 

Course details

Course code: SCOUC 604AA

Start DateEnd DateDurationTimesLocationTypeDays
10 Jan 2017 4 Jul 2017 26 Weeks 5pm - 9.30pm Stanmore College Main Site Part Time Tues

Entry requirements

   >> Employed within an appropriate Early Years setting
   >> Hold a full level 3 Childcare qualification
   >> Aged 18 years or over
   >> Interview and a written assessment will also be undertaken                                                                                          

Aims of this qualification

This qualification will equip you with knowledge, understanding and skills across a range of key subject areas, for example:

>> Holistic learning of babies and children from birth to five years of age
>> Statutory planning and monitoring requirements in your own country
>> The benefits of physical activity, and the importance of diet, to the health and well-being of babies, children and their families
>> Effective inclusion of children in early years settings
>> The responsibilites of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) within the early years settings, to promote children's learning and development
>> Statutory requirements for working in partnership with families
>> How effective partnership working with other professionals can improve the care and development of babies and children in own setting
>> Reflection on practice, and using current research to produce recommendations for improvements to your own setting

What can it lead to?

Successful completion can provide progression to a level 5 qualification such as the level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Young People's Services.
It can also be a useful opportunity to prepare for further study in Higher Education.

How will you be assessed?

This qualification will be assessed using a portfolio of evidence

Is there an interview?

Yes

Equipment required?

An A4 lever arch file for portfolio building