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TQUK LV3 Diploma - Children's Workforce (Early Years Educator) RQF

Fully Recognised by Ofsted. Qualify and be Included in the child to staff ratios. Eligible for TOTUM card


UK Open College

Summary

Price
£1,399 inc VAT
Or £116.58/mo. for 12 months...
Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
Duration
1 year
Qualification
Level 3 Diploma for the Children's Workforce (Early Years Educator) (RQF)
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Overview

The Children's Workforce (Early Years Educator) is aimed at learners looking to, or currently working with children from birth to 5 years, and gain knowledge of children 5-7 years old in a variety of settings. The early years diploma course prepares learners for employment as Early Years Educators. This course is also ideal for learners that have already completed the Level 2 certificate or Diploma for the Children & Young Peoples Workforce or those with existing experience of working with childre

Qualification

Level 3 Diploma for the Children's Workforce (Early Years Educator) (RQF)

Regulated by Ofqual

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Description

Learners will complete 17 units of study in total as listed below.

17 tutor marked assignment to complete

Understand child development

Understand range of underpinning theories and philosophical approaches to how children learn and develop
Understand the expected patterns of of children’s development
Understand how a child’s learning and development can be impacted by the stage of development and individual circumstances
Be able to identify the needs, interests and stages of development of individual children
Understand how to support and promote children’s speech, language and communication.

Support the holistic development of children

Understand the importance of holistic development of children in early years settings
Be able to plan opportunities for the holistic development of children
Be able to implement opportunities for the holistic development of children
Be able to reflect on own practice in relation to promoting the holistic development of children

Safeguarding and child protection in early years

Understand legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding within the early years setting
Understand roles and responsibilities for safeguarding within the early years setting
Understand how to respond to evidence and concerns of abuse or harm
Understand the importance of record keeping relating to safeguarding issues in the early years setting

Promote the health, safety and welfare of young children

Understand the legal requirements and guidance for health and safety within an early years setting
Be able to carry out risk assessment and risk management in line with policies and procedures
Understand how to respond to accidents, incidents and emergency situations in the early years setting
Be able to maintain records and reports to legal requirements within an early years setting.

Support the health, wellbeing and physical care needs of children in early years settings

Understand why health and wellbeing is important for children
Understand common childhood illnesses
Be able to plan and carry out physical care routines for children in the early years setting
Be able to plan and implement activities to promote healthy lifestyles
Be able to follow hygienic practices to minimise the spread of infection

Equality, diversity and inclusion in early years settings

Understand the rights of children
Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion
Understand how to promote diversity, equality and inclusion
Be able to work in an inclusive way

Support positive behaviour in children

Understand the different strategies for supporting development of positive behaviour in young children
Be able to support children to understand their own behaviour
Be able to promote positive behaviour expected of young children
Be able to support children to achieve behaviour goals and adhere to agreed boundaries

Support children with additional support needs

Understand when children are in need of additional support
Be able to identify additional support needs
Understand the role of early intervention in supporting children with additional support neeeds
Be able to plan and implement activities to meet additonal support needs
Be able to evaluate the effectiveness of support mechanisms

Support attachment when working with children in early years settings

Understand the theories of attachment
Understand the significance of attachment on child development
Be able to plan and promote attachment within an early years setting

Support children through transitions

Understand different types of transitions and significent events children may experience
Understand the potential effects of transitions and significant events on children
Be able to prepare children for transitions and significant events
Be able to support children experiencing transitions and significiant events

Plan, lead and evaluate purposeful play activities to support children learning and development

Understand areas of learning and development in the current early education framework
Understand the importance of play for the development of children
Understand the need for differentiation when providing playful learning opportunities for children
Be able to plan and lead play and learning and development opportunities in line with the current early education framework
Be able to evaluate the effectiveness of the play and learning and development opportunities used

Support the development of reading, literacy and mathematical skills in early years settings

Understand systematic synthetic phonics in the teaching of reading
Be able to plan and deliver activities using systematic synthetic phonics to develop reading skills
Understand strategies for developing early literacy and mathematics
Be able to plan and deliver activities to develop early literacy and mathematics.
Be able to reflect on own practice in relation to develop reading, literacy and mathematics in young children.

Extending children’s learning and thinking in early years settings

Understand strategies to extend children’s learning and thinking
Be able to plan and implement strategies to extend children’s learning and thinking
Be able to reflect on own practice to develop and extend children’s learning and thinking

Assessment and observation in early years settings

Understand the current early education framework
Understand assessment techniques in early education
Understand the importance of record keeping in completing observation and assessment.
Be able to carry out observations and assessments in own setting in line with current frameworks
Be able to work with key people to plan next stages of learning and development

Recording, storing, reporting and sharing information in early years settings

Understand the policies and procedures for recording, storing, reporting and sharing information in an early years setting
Be able to maintain accurate and coherent records and reports in line with policies and procedures

Working in partnership with colleagues, professionals and key individuals in early years settings

Understand the principles of partnership working in relation to current framweworks
Understand roles and responsibilities of colleagues and other professionals when working in partnerships
Be able to work cooperatively with colleagues and other professionals
Understand the role of parents and/or carers in a child’s development
Be able to encourage and work with parents and/or carers in an early years setting

Continuing professional development in early years education

Understand the scope of own work role while supporting children in early years
Understand the importance of reflective practice and continuing professional development
Be able to assess and plan for own continuing professional development
Be able to evaluate continuing professional development activity.

Who is this course for?

This course is is aimed at learners looking to work with children in a early years setting and qualify fully as an early years educator (Nursery Nurse). This is one of the few courses fully recognised and accepted by Ofsted.

Requirements

It is recommended that learners hold a LV2 qualification in Early years or have previous experience working with children.

Have a confirmed placement in an early years setting for duration of the whole course (350 hours overall). – Minimum 7-9 hours per week

Be aged 16 Years or above
Possess a solid knowledge of the english language
Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course
Basic computer skills: e.g Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc
Have a genuine desire to succeed

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