This course is for people working or volunteering within the children and young peoples workforce in an assistants or supporting role.
Classes in college cover a range of interesting topics including child development, play, health and safety, Safeguarding, creativity and personal development. Learners will receive ongoing support from a college tutor and an assessor who will visit the work place setting.
Education is an area of near constant change and the last five years have seen some of the most rapid and radical changes to school structure, curriculum and initial teacher education in our recent history. At Cornwall College we are committed to lead development in education through high quality professional training ranging from opportunities in early years settings and childcare settings, family support and special needs to child psychology.
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You enjoy working with children or young people and would like to start a career within the children’s workforce in an assistant or supporting role.
Functional Skills Level 1 in English and mathematics, or relevant experience, plus an offer of an apprenticeship supporting children or young people. You will also study functional skills or GCSEs in English and mathematics. You will also need to be able to generate evidence of competence in the workplace.
Through a range of interesting topics including child development, health and safety, safeguarding, creativity, nutrition and diet and personal development.
To be assessed throughout your course in a variety of ways.
The ongoing support, both in college and in your workplace setting and will enjoy applying your new skills in practice in your job role.
Another apprenticeship or employment within the childcare sector in a supporting role, or progress to further study on one of our full and relevant Ofsted approved Level 3 Early Years Educator courses.
Our professional training meets the latest demands and requirements of early years settings, schools, colleges and universities.
Dani Hamilton Team Lead - Education Mid and West Cornwall
Dani is an experienced teacher, assessor and early years practitioner. She has a particular interest in the role of the nursery nurse in baby care and has worked within private day care. Dani joined the College as a work-based assessor and has, through ongoing professional development, continued into higher education to gain her Postgraduate Certificate in Education. Dani has in recent years supported the team at Cornwall College Camborne, where training for the children's workforce, in particular early years, has been established for almost 30 years. The team has developed a fully equipped play and learning space in our Edu-Care centre supporting the needs of practitioners who study towards, or will work in a variety of careers. In her spare time Dani regularly ice skates and is an ex Holiday on Ice skater!
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