Childcare and Teacher Training

Access to Higher Education: Childcare (Teaching) Level 3 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This intensive course starts in September 2019 and will be completed in July and is delivered over two full days per week, Thursdays and Fridays. You are also required to spend one day in placement.

Entry requirements
  • You will need to be 19 years old when the course commences in September
  • You will need GCSE English Language at grade C or above or Level 2 Functional English
  • All learners wishing to progress to university should have experience of vocational/voluntary work within their intended specialist area, prior to commencing the course
  • Prospective students will be required to attend an interview prior to being enrolled on the programme and will be required to demonstrate sufficient fluency in reading and writing English
You will achieve

You can achieve Level 3 credits validated by CAVA, which is a ‘kite marked’ accreditation body. To achieve the Access to HE Childcare, you must achieve an agreed number of credits which is currently 60. 45 of these credits are at Level 3 (graded) and 15 are at Level 2 or Level 3 ungraded.

Last updated: 7th December 2018

Course overview

This course is excellent preparation for those who wish to train to be teachers or who want to study early years related courses at university. The course is especially designed for mature students who wish to study at university in the future but do not currently have the necessary academic qualifications to apply (always check directly with the university you wish to study at before you apply to us to ascertain whether this access course is the correct one).

If you already have a Level 3 qualification, you may be interested in studying one of our Foundation Degrees in Early Years at University Campus Barnsley.

Course content

The following areas are covered:

  • Study Skills: Covers all aspects of academic writing including essay writing, report writing, presentations and examination techniques
  • Personal Development; careers in Childcare: Looks into a variety of career opportunities within the childcare sector and the skills required
  • Practical Childcare Skills: You will identify different communication methods that can be used with children, adults and parents and look at the barriers to communication
  • Curriculum Frameworks: You will be researching different curriculum frameworks, looking at theories of learning and planning and implementing learning activities
  • Safeguarding: This unit covers and identifies the different types of abuse and the signs and symptoms. Including the impact of serious case reviews and how they shape children legislation

You will be expected to carry out a substantial amount of self-study in your own time. A mixture of study methods are employed on both programmes, e.g. lectures, group workshops and discussions to stimulate your interest and enhance your learning.

How will I be assessed?

You will be continually assessed on this programme through a wide variety of course work, e.g. an essay, a report, a presentation and/or group work. Although there is no formal examination, an end of module test is used to collect some evidence needed for assessment.

What equipment will I need?

You will require stationery items.

Where will I study?

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
Barnsley
S70 2AX

What can I do next?

On completion of this programme, you could apply for training in a career such as BA (Hons) in Early Years or foundation degree in Learning Support.
Students wishing to apply to university are advised to contact the relevant admissions tutor with regard to the level of English and maths required for entry. Likewise students should check that the course is acceptable as an entry qualification for the degree programme they wish to enter.

How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £3,350

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Advanced Learner Loans

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk. about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.

 

 

Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

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Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Disclaimer

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Access to Higher Education: Childcare (Teaching) Level 3 Full-time