What will you do on this course?

This one year course provides initial training for those wishing to work with children and young people and provides a potential stepping stone to level 3 qualifications.

Areas of study include:

  • working with children and young people,
  • personal and professional development,
  • work experience in relevant settings.

Special features

The course involves compulsory practical work experience for at least one day a week throughout the academic year. Settings include primary schools and day nurseries.

How is the course assessed?

You will be assessed through a variety of assignment work and external tests. You will be assessed on your practical competence through work placement experience.

You are required to maintain a minimum 90% attendance for all parts of the course.

Pearson Exam Board.

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A Strode College polo shirt for work placement.

You will need a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check - a government requirement for all people working with children, vulnerable adults and young people including on work experience. Assistance will be given with this, once you are in college.

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