You must have a minimum of three GCSEs at grades 9-4 in three or more subjects, including a grade 3 or higher in English or Maths. You will also need a full DBS certificate in place before external placements start in the Autumn term.
You will develop a wide range of work skills through attendance at your weekly placement. There will also be opportunities for you to develop your wider skillset through training including the paediatric first aid qualification and Unintentional Child Injury training. There will also be trips to the Eureka Museum in Halifax to develop understanding of how different play activities link to different areas of development in children.
Upon successful completion of this qualification, you can enter the workforce as a qualified Level 2 Early Years Practitioner or continue to study for a Level 3 qualification on the T Level Childcare and Early Years Educator programme.
Learners who complete the Diploma gain the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner qualification and may work under supervision in a variety of roles such as:
• nursery practitioner
• classroom assistant
• pre-school practitioner