This qualification will equip young people with the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need to enter skilled employment. The occupational specialisms are:
You'll need GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4 or above.
The Technical Qualification is primarily aimed at post 16 year old students who wish to progress into the education and childcare sector.
This qualification will equip young people with the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need to enter skilled employment.
The occupational specialisms are:
• Early Years Educator
• Assisting Teaching
To achieve this qualification, the student must successfully demonstrate their achievement of the Core Component and one Occupational Specialism Component.
Core Component elements are arranged as themes to support holistic learning and understanding:
Occupational Specialism: Early Years Educator
PO1: Support and promote children’s play, development and early education
PO2: Develop relationships with children to facilitate their development
PO3: Plan, provide and review care, play and educational opportunities to enable children to progress
PO4: Safeguard and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of children
PO5: Work in partnership with colleagues, parents, carers and other professionals to support children’s development
Occupational Specialism: Assisting Teaching
PO1: Support the class teacher to enhance children’s education, individually and in groups
PO2: Plan, provide and review educational opportunities in collaboration with teachers and other adults
PO3: Safeguard and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of children and young people
PO4: Recognise, adapt and respond to individual children’s needs, including those with SEND, to support development and access to the curriculum
Students will receive marks for:
These marks will be aggregated to create one grade for the Core Component.
Occupational Specialism Assessment
This technical qualification will support you to a range of progression routes including Employment, into roles such as Early Years Practitioner, Learning Support Practitioner, Higher Education or Higher Level Apprenticeships. With extra career development, you could also go on to specialise in supporting children with additional needs.