This one year course takes place at Chelsea 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.
You will be required to complete 350 hours in placement or work (12 hours 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 children from different age ranges.
You need good English to take the course, and a level 2 in early years or equivalent.
The course gives you a ‘license to practice’ which means you can work unsupervised and manage a room or setting. After one year of practice you can apply for the Level 4 or the Foundation Degree in early years.
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.
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. 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.
You will be assessed in your placement by our professional assessor to ensure you are implementing the best practice you are learning in college.
From 3 February 2020, Kensington and Chelsea College are part of Morley College London.
The course you are applying for will still:
• run at the stated centre (North Kensington or Chelsea)
• retain the accredited qualification, course content and delivery, as listed.
By clicking Apply Now, your application will be directed to the Morley College London application form and will be processed by the central admissions
Fee concessions may be available depending on your individual circumstances