This two year course is assessed through two units that you complete as assignments and one written exam paper. You will learn about children’s growth and development (Unit 1 - externally assessed), about the value of play in a child’s development (Unit 2 - coursework) and the principles of early year’s practice (Unit 3 - coursework).
You will also develop skills in research, teamwork, communication and presentation as well as ICT. You should have a genuine interest in working with children and realise from the outset that the course is NOT only about ‘caring for babies’. There is also a significant scientific and academic aspect to the course.
Assessment is throughout the two years and learners must take a mature approach to their studies from the outset.