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CACHE QCF Level 2 Award /Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

This one year Level 2 course takes place at both the Kensington Centre on Thursdays or the Chelsea Centre on Fridays.

The course is aimed at those who wish to become teaching assistants or learning support assistants in a school setting.

You will be introduced to all aspects of supporting teaching and learning practice including safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, communication and professional relationships with children, promoting positive behaviour and equality, diversity and inclusion.

Work Placement
You will be required to complete a minimum of 185 hours in placement in a school.

What background and qualifications do you need?
You need good spoken and written English to take the course and an interest in working with children in schools.

What does the course lead to?
The course gives you a Level 2 qualification which is an assistant role qualification. This means you can work as a teaching assistant.

Where will I study?
The course runs at both campuses.

What are the facilities and equipment like?
The course is run in a dedicated classroom. It has computers for all students to use. You can also bring in your laptop. The college has a library/study centre on both sites where you can work in silence or in small groups. You also have access to its books and ebooks.

How is the course assessed?
The course is assessed throughout the year. There are 10 written assignments which are assessed by the course tutor. All pieces of work are at level 2.
You will also be assessed in your placement or work by our professional assessor to ensure that you are implementing the best practice which you are learning in college. You will have 2 assessments throughout the year.

Are course materials available online?
Lecturers make full use of Moodle where you can access materials to support you on the course. This is available both inside and outside college.

What do I need to bring to the assessment/interview?
The initial assessment will take around 2 hours. If you have achieved GCSE qualifications you should bring proof of your grades to the assessment. After this you will be interviewed to check your commitment to long term study and also have the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have about the course.

Foundation Degree in Early Years (offered in collaboration with Kingston University)

Foundation Degree in Early Years

The Foundation Degree in Early Years at Kensington and Chelsea College is run in collaboration with Kingston University at Level 4 and Level 5. All students attend college for one day per week between 3pm and 9.30pm on a Thursday. The programme provides a unique approach for work based learners to gain a degree qualification, combining theoretical academic study and work to enhance and deepen knowledge and improve practice.

The Foundation Degree in Early Years leads to a number of possible pathways.
•BA (Hons.) in Early Years Education and Leadership Practice
•BA (Hons.) in Early Years Teaching and Learning
•BA (Hons.) in Children’s Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Practice (0-19 years)
•BA (Hons.) in Child Centred Inter-Professional Practice (0-19)

To apply for the course, you must meet the following criteria:

You will have an appropriate Level 3 qualification such as the Diploma in Child Care and Education or Early Years, NNEB, NVQ Level 3 or equivalent.

You must be employed or working voluntary in an Early Years setting for at least 16 hours per week. Course work and assignments will require you to be working at a level where you are fully involved with curriculum planning, supporting Special Educational Needs, working with parents and all aspects of Early Years Care and Education.

You will have at least 1 year post qualifying experience in a relevant early year’s setting. In some cases, significant experience in employment prior to achieving Level 3 may be taken into consideration. You can apply through the UCAS website available at https://www.ucas.com

UCAS Code: X110

Kensington and Chelsea College code is: T

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

This one year level 2 course takes place at Kensington Centre two days a week – Monday and Tuesday or our Chelsea Centre on Thursday and Fridays. You will be introduced to all aspects of early years practice from keeping children safe to legislation and theoretical perspectives.

Work placement.

You will be required to complete 250 hours in placement or work (12 hours or 2 days a week), you need to demonstrate a willingness and competence at assistant level in work with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, you will be supported in achieving this.

What background and qualifications do you need?

You need good English to take the course, and an interest in working with children.

What does the course lead to?

The course gives you a level 2 qualification which is an assistant role qualification. This means you can work in early years but must be supervised at all times. You can then apply to attend the level 3 course (there is no automatic entry)

Where will I study?

This will depend on which course you enrol on – see Campus/Times details above.

What are the facilities and equipment like?

The course is run in a dedicated classroom. It has computers for all students to use. You can also bring in your laptop. The college has a library/study centre where you can work in silence or small groups. You also have access to its books and ebooks.

How much should I study outside class?

You should be studying around 10 hours outside class contact time. Certain times of the year may mean you have to study for longer hours. Students who do best work many hours on assignments outside the classroom.

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed throughout the year. There are 12 assessed assignments. These could be an essay, report, or a presentation or piece of group work . All pieces of work are at level 2

You will be assessed in your placement or work by our professional assessor to ensure you are implementing the best practice you are learning in college. You will have 2 assessments throughout the year.

Are course materials available online?

Lecturers make full use of “Moodle” where you can assess materials to support you on the course.  This is available both inside and outside college.

What books and equipment do I need?

You will need to buy two books to support you throughout the course.  You also should be reading widely outside the course such as broadsheets and journals (Nursery World).  You will also need to buy two lever arch folders, plastic wallets, paper and general stationery.

What do I need to bring to the assessment/interview?

The initial assessment will take around 2 hours.  You will have to bring proof of your GCSE grades to the assessment.  After this you will be interviewed to check your commitment to long term study.

CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF)

Course Description

This one year advanced level course takes place at Chelsea Centre two days a week – Thursday and Friday. You will study all aspects of early years practice from keeping children safe to legislation and theoretical perspectives.

Work placement

You will be required to complete 350 hours in placement or work ( 12 hours or 2 days a week), you need to demonstrate competence in work with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, you will be supported in achieving this. You will also undertake a longitudinal study of two children from 2 different age ranges.

What background and qualifications do you need?

You need good English to take the course, and a level 2 in early years or its equivalent.

What does the course lead to?

The course gives you a ‘license to practice’ which means you can work unsupervised and manage or lead a room or setting. After one year of practice you can apply for the Advanced practitioner level 4 or the Foundation Degree in early years.

Where will I study?

See Campus / Times Details above

What are the facilities and equipment like?

The course is run in a dedicated classroom. It has computers for all students to use. You can also bring in your laptop. The college has a library/study centre where you can work in silence or small groups. You also have access to its books and ebooks.

How much should I study outside class?

You should be studying around 15 hours outside class contact time. Certain times of the year may mean you have to study for longer hours. Students who do best work many hours on assignments outside the classroom.

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed throughout the year. There are 20 assessed assignments. These could be an essay, report, or a presentation or piece of group work . All pieces of work are at level 3.

You will be assessed in your placement or work by our professional assessor to ensure you are implementing the best practice you are learning in college. You will have 4 assessments throughout the year.

Are course materials available online?

Lecturers make full use of “Moodle” where you can assess materials to support you on the course.  This is available both inside and outside college.

What books and equipment do I need?

You will need to buy two books to support you throughout the course.  You also should be reading widely outside the course such as broadsheets and journals (EYE and Nursery World).  You will also need to buy two lever arch folders, plastic wallets, paper and general stationery.

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

This is a course for those aged 16 -18 who wish to make a career in childcare. It is a full time course, you attend a work placement for two days a week and college for 3 days. At the end of the course you will have the level 2 Certificate, as well as experience of working in childcare and English and Maths qualifications. On completion of the course you can progress on to the CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification.

NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Caring for Children

This one year level 1 course takes place at our Kensington Centre on Wednesday and Thursday. You will consider topics such as how we protect children, play, development and health and safety.

Work placement.

There is no work placement at level 1 although volunteering is always encouraged.

What background and qualifications do you need?

You need an interest in working with children.

What does the course lead to?

The course gives you a level 1 qualification which enables you to apply for the level 2 course.

Where will I study?

At our Kensington campus.

What are the facilities and equipment like?

The course is run in a dedicated classroom. It has computers for all students to use. You can also bring in your laptop. The college has a library/study centre where you can work in silence or small groups. You also have access to its books and ebooks.

How much should I study outside class?

You should be studying around 5 hours outside class contact time. Certain times of the year may mean you have to study for longer hours. Students who do best work many hours on assignments outside the classroom.

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed throughout the year by short, interesting assignments and projects.

Are course materials available online?

Lecturers make full use of moodle where you can assess materials to support you on the course. This is available both inside and outside college.

What books and equipment do I need?

You will need to buy two lever arch folders, plastic wallets, paper and general stationery.

What do I need to bring to the assessment/interview?

The initial assessment will take around 2 hours. You will have to bring proof of your GCSE grades to the assessment. After this you will be interviewed to check your commitment to long term study

Get into Childcare

A five week, 10 hour course which introduces learners to the world of Early Years Care and Education.
We will consider topics such as
What do children need?
The importance of play
The role of the adult
Keeping children safe
Healthy children

Parenting Skills

No one gives you a rule book when you become a parent and we quickly find that the advice we get is usually contradictory! Come and spend some time looking at strategies which our child development specialists have used and tackle some big questions!
Such as
• Food and drink
• Sleeping and rest
• Playing, Why? How? When?
• Communication
We will tailor the course to the needs of the participants.

Paediatric First Aid

The Paediatric First Aid course covers the following subjects:
• Prioritising the scene
• Unconscious baby and child
• Baby and child CPR
• Wounds and bleeds
• Choking baby and child
• Shock
• First aid kits and hygiene techniques
• Burns and scalds
• Anaphylaxis
• Objects in eyes, ears and nose
• Recording and reporting accidents

This course is ideal for anyone working in an environment that includes babies or children.