Childcare

Childcare-career-pathWe believe there’s nothing more important than taking responsibility for a child’s wellbeing. Whether working as a teacher, nursery nurse or in the care industry it’s vital you can offer a service that’s caring, supportive, fun and stimulating. Our courses will show you how to develop all of these skills and apply them at work.

What will you do?

You’ll develop the skills needed to work with babies and young children through a combination of theory and practical sessions. Covering subjects including development, safeguarding, health and safety and organising activities, you’ll learn how children develop and pick up effective techniques for interacting with young children. You’ll also get the chance to apply what you have learnt on a work placement.

Is it right for you?

If you want to work with children and are keen to provide the highest possible standard of care, this is the course for you. Working with children requires a calm, caring and patient nature and you’ll need to have excellent communication skills.

Vocational

At Stockton Riverside College we understand that there’s nothing more important than taking responsibility for a youngster’s wellbeing, learning and happiness.

That’s why our Childcare and Early Years courses are designed to give you both the theoretical and practical skills you need to thrive in your future career.

Working in childcare, means that you will be making a real difference to children’s lives. Trusted with the responsibility of caring for a child, it is essential that you’re trained to deliver the best possible service.

Our courses will help you gain entry into what can be a fun and rewarding career.

Diploma in Caring for Children Level 1

We believe there’s nothing more important than taking responsibility for a child’s wellbeing. Whether working as a teacher, nursery nurse or in the care industry it’s vital you can offer a service that’s caring, supportive, fun and stimulating. Our courses will show you how to develop all of these skills and apply them at work.

 

Attendance: Full-Time

Start date: September 2019

Duration: One Year

Location:    Teesdale

What will you do?

You’ll develop the skills needed to work with babies and young children through a combination of theory and practical sessions. Covering subjects including development, safeguarding, health and safety and organising activities, you’ll learn how children develop and pick up effective techniques for interacting with young children. You’ll also get the chance to apply what you have learnt on a work placement.

How will you learn?

The qualification is delivered through a range of both taught and practical sessions, enabling learners to obtain the skills required to work with young children.

How are you assessed?

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. This could include a portfolio of evidence, written assignments, posters, presentations and professional discussion.

You need:

A minimum of three GCSEs grade 3/E or above, including English language and maths.

Why English and Maths matter…

A career in childcare could involve supporting children’s reading and maths development, recording observations, measuring quantities for bottles and creating development charts.

What do you need to know?

Alongside this qualification learners will attend functional skills or GCSE Maths and English to support their further development in these areas.

What’s next?

You could progress onto a relevant Level 2 Qualification.

CACHE Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care

How do I apply/enrol? www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

Additional costs (registration)

Educational visits

What kit/uniform do I need?

You will require a placement t-shirt which will cost a maximum of £20

Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education & Care Level 2

We believe there’s nothing more important than taking responsibility for a child’s wellbeing. Whether working as a teacher, nursery nurse or in the care industry it’s vital you can offer a service that’s caring, supportive, fun and stimulating. Our courses will show you how to develop all of these skills and apply them at work.

Attendance: Full-Time

Start date: September 2019

Duration: One Year

Location: Teesdale

What will you do?

You’ll develop the skills needed to work with babies and young children through a combination of theory and practical sessions. Covering subjects including development, safeguarding, health and safety and organising activities, you’ll learn how children develop and pick up effective techniques for interacting with young children. You’ll also get the chance to apply what you have learnt on a work placement.

How will you learn?

The qualification is delivered through a range of both taught and practical sessions, enabling learners to obtain the skills required to work with young children. This qualification incorporates mandatory placement to gain practical experience of working with young children.

How are you assessed?

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments, and professional discussion.

You need:

A relevant Level 1 qualification plus four GCSEs grade 3/D or above, including English language and maths or functional skills Level 1, plus a satisfactory DBS check.

Why English and Maths matter…

A career in childcare could involve supporting children’s reading and maths development, recording observations, measuring quantities for bottles and creating development charts.

What do you need to know?

Alongside this qualification learners will attend functional skills or GCSE Maths and English to support their further development in these areas.

What’s next?

You could progress onto the CACHE level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education

Additional costs (registration)

Educational visits

What kit/uniform do I need?

You will require a placement t-shirt which will cost a maximum of £20

Diploma in Childcare & Education Level 3

We believe there’s nothing more important than taking responsibility for a child’s wellbeing. Whether working as a teacher, nursery nurse or in the care industry it’s vital you can offer a service that’s caring, supportive, fun and stimulating. Our courses will show you how to develop all of these skills and apply them at work.

Attendance: Full-Time

Start date: September 2019

Duration: One Year

Location: Teesdale

What will you do?

You’ll develop the skills needed to work with babies and young children. Covering subjects including development, safeguarding, health and safety and planning activities, you’ll learn how children develop effective techniques for interacting with young children. You’ll also get the chance to apply your knowledge on a work placement.

How will you learn?

The qualification is delivered through a range of both lecture and practical sessions, enabling learners to obtain the skills required to work with young children and for progression to Higher Education.

How are you assessed?

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. All units are graded A*-D. Learners must also complete an Effective Practice Study Task and one Extended Assessment Task (externally set, externally marked).

You need:

A CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education, five GCSEs grades 9-5/A*- C including English language and maths, plus a satisfactory DBS check.

Why English and Maths matter…

A career in childcare could involve supporting children’s reading and maths development, recording observations, measuring quantities for bottles and creating development charts.

What do you need to know?

UCAS confirm maximum allocation of 420 points at A* to the Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (EYE).

What’s next?

Move on to higher education in a relevant subject or start work as an Early Years Practitioner, teaching assistant or in a nursery.

Additional costs (registration)

Educational visits

What kit/uniform do I need?

You will require a placement t-shirt which will cost a maximum of £20

Part time

CACHE Certificate in Working with children in Early Years and Primary Schools Level 2

Attendance: Part time

Start date: 13th September 2018

Duration: 34 weeks

Location: Teesdale

How much does the course cost?

£695

When does the course run?

Thursdays 9.30am – 12.30pm

HE

You don’t need to leave home to get a university education anymore – you can get it right here with us! In partnership with Teesside University, we deliver a range of full and part-time Higher Education (HE) programmes awarded by the University. We also offer a variety of programmes awarded by professional bodies. All of these HE programmes are led by our professionals who are experts in their field.

Our team of experts is available to support you with your choice of learning, guide you on how to fund your study and support you through to achievement and beyond. As a SRC HE student you can enjoy dedicated facilities that are exclusive to HE and a range of resources designed to support your study.

FdA Early Years (Sector Endorsed)

This part-time programme is a Foundation degree for early years’ practitioners working with children under the age of 8. You will be at least 18 and have experience of working with children in a variety of contexts and hold a level 3 childcare qualification (or equivalent). The Foundation degree has been endorsed by the Children’s Workforce Development Council. On successful completion of the Award, you will attain Senior Practitioner status.


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Attendance: 2 evenings per week

Start date: September 2019

Duration: Two years

Location: Teesdale


What will you do?

Year 1 (level 4)

  • Understanding Children’s Development
  • Approaches to Pedagogy
  • Early Years Policy and Practice
  • Professional Portfolio Level 4

Year 2 (level 5)

  • Research for Early Years
  • Learning and Best Practice in Early Years
  • Protecting Children in the Early Years
  • Professional Portfolio Level 5

How will I learn?

You will be taught through seminars, lectures, interactive workshop sessions and our virtual learning environment with allocated tutorial support which focuses on study skills. You will receive written and oral feedback to help you improve your future work.


How am I assessed?

The programme is assessed through course work which includes essays, reports, case studies, research reports and portfolio work.


Entry requirements:
In order to access the programme individuals must be working (paid or voluntary for 150 hours per year) in an appropriate setting (for example a school, nursery, children’s centre, within special education needs) and have professional access to children between the ages of birth to eight years for the duration of their studies.In addition, applicants must:

  • Be 18 years or over by 31 December in their first year of study
  • Have a level 3 qualification in a relevant area
  • Have experience working in early years
  • Undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check

Progression:

Successful completion of this programme enables you to progress onto the final year of the BA (Hons) Education or a relevant top up degree.


How do I apply/enrol?

Apply at www.tees.ac.uk


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Apprenticeship

An Apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to get into the world of work and earn real money whilst gaining nationally recognised qualifications.

If you are a school leaver, currently unemployed or looking to start a new career, Stockton Riverside College can help you to find the right Apprenticeship and employer for you.

Childcare Apprenticeships

If you’re looking for a career in the childcare sector, this level 2 apprenticeship could the perfect first step for you. You will work under the supervision of experienced staff within a childcare setting to gain knowledge and experience.
At level 3, you may have the choice of specialising in Residential Childcare or Early Years Educator at either an assistant or supervisory level.

Main Duties:

As a level 2 apprentice, you will cover the following units:
• Communication and relationships
• Equality and inclusion
• Child welfare and safeguarding
• Health and safety
• Professional development
• Behaviour management
• Observation

As a level 3 apprentice, you will cover the following units:
• Theme 1 Health and wellbeing
• Theme 2 Legislation, frameworks and professional practice
• Theme 3 Play, development and learning for school readiness
• Theme 4 Professional development

Assessment:

You will be allocated a course tutor/assessor to provide guided learning and support with assignments. You will be observed in the workplace by your allocated assessor.

You need:

Apprenticeships require a good level of English, maths and/or ICT. Our initial assessment and your GCSE results will help inform us of your ability and what support we can offer to get you to the level required.

If you do not hold the relevant GCSEs you will need to complete the Functional Skills qualifications as part of your apprenticeship.

You must be:

  • at least 16
  • a UK resident
  • in employment. We can help with this

To undertake a level 3 apprenticeship, you need a level 2 qualification or to have experience in a relevant field.

Duration:

Level 2: 12 months
Level 3: 20 months

Career Pathways

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English & Maths

Depending on your previous grades you may need to study English and Maths. These are essential skills that all employers value. Your tutor can answer any questions you have regarding this.

Work experience/employability

We want to help you develop real skills for real jobs. That’s why we work closely with a wide range of employers to ensure all of our courses give you the skills that they are looking for in their future employees. We know that getting real experience of your chosen field is vital that’s why we build practical skills and hands-on work experience into our Childcare courses. Our dedicated online program ‘My Work Search’ will help prepare you for future job opportunities.

Social and personal development

You’ll get the opportunity to develop a range of additional skills including the ability to work independently and as part of a team, putting together and delivering presentations, CV writing, time management, customer service skills and use of ICT and our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Your tutor will be able to tell you more about course specific developments.