This two year course builds on the knowledge and skills needed for working with children and young people from birth to age 19. This is a competency based qualification requiring you to achieve 700 hours in a work placement.
Areas of study include:
- Effective communication skills
- Professional practice
- Safeguarding children
- Child development
- Diversity and inclusion
- Children's play and learning
Updated December 2018
Level 2 childcare qualification or five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language. You must complete a DBS prior to enrolling on the course. Cost is approximately £44
A large part of the assessment takes place in your work placement, but you are also required to compile a substantial portfolio of evidence from both placement and college.
Staying at Gower College Swansea, you could progress on to the Foundation Degree in Care and Support or the Foundation Degree in Early Childhood or the Foundation Degree in Community Work and Employability
Students could pursue a degree course in primary teaching, early years, social inclusion, psychology or sociology. Some students also consider an Access programme that enables them to consider careers in children’s nursing or social work.
Elements of this course can be delivered through the medium of Welsh.