This qualification has been designed to support experienced early years practitioners to build on their knowledge and understanding. They will develop skills that will promote quality, encourage leadership, prepare them for management responsibilities, and allow them opportunities for growth in coaching and mentoring others. The qualification covers:
• Enabling children to learn
• Promoting health and wellbeing
• Special educational needs
• Working with families
• Implementing change
This qualification supports learners to progress into management and other specialist roles requiring significant responsibilities, for example:
Special Educational Needs Coordinator
Physical Activity and Nutrition Coordinator
Internal progression at a higher level including management responsibilities
This qualification would also support progression to a level 5 qualification and prepares learners for further study of early years in higher education.
You should be at least 18 years old and hold a full and relevant level 3 qualification in early years. You must be working in a senior job role (room leader or above) in an early years setting.
We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at Cambridge Regional College. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.
You will be assessed by a vocationally competent assessor who will support and help you gather a portfolio of evidence, using a range of methods.
All resources will be available on our virtual learning environment (VLE) system and we use an electronic portfolio system called Smart Assessor.