What you will learn
This Diploma is the final stage of the nested Technical Diploma in Childcare and Suite of qualifications. It builds on your previous learning gained from the L3 Certificate in year 1. Upon completion it enables you to enter the Workforce as an Early Years Educator. This qualification is known in the sector as ‘full and relevant’ and is the licence to practice.
Having completed the first year, you will further develop your knowledge, skills and behaviour by completing the remaining 7 units which are designed to further stretch and challenge you; Supporting Emergent literacy, Supporting emergent mathematics, Preparing for school readiness, and International perspectives.
What to expect
Upon achievement of the Technical L3 Diploma you may progress onto employment as an Early Years Educator in a Day Nursery, a Nursery School, Reception/ Foundation Class in a Primary School, Childminder, Nanny or apply for higher education.
With experience and further training, you can apply for supervisory jobs and progress into nursery management. Employment as a qualified nursery worker, you can expect on average a starting salary of £18,000 and can go upto £34,000 depending on your experience and which part of the sector you work in. By completing this course you will be able to progress onto higher education and specialisms.
(UCAS points 72/96/120/144/168).
Attendance days 09:00 – 16:00 Tuesday and Thursday
Term time only
The term starts in September and finishes in July with a big celebration in the Guildhall. All your family and friends are invited to watch you receive your certificates.
Wider Curriculum activities
Throughout the year there will be a range of visits from Employers representing Early Years Settings who come in to talk about working in the sector and its specialist roles. Visits are arranged to local places of
interest for children and families whereby the learners have a chance to practice their risk management skills and mapping activities to the Early years Curriculum. The Childcare and Education Department supports a number of local and National Charities throughout the year, creating lots of opportunities for team building and personal development skills. What it feels like to be a student Class group sizes are between 10 to 20 students with a dedicated tutor.
Support staff are on site such as pastoral care, finance and careers advice.
“I have really enjoyed learning at ATL. I would definitely be interested in doing further courses here. The staff are all really warm and supportive. I have really felt at ease here”.
Students come from a variety of schools across Plymouth; they all help each other out and develop a really good bond over the year encouraging each other to achieve.
Most students never want to leave and move onto higher level courses.
Salary and Career expectations
With experience and further training, you can apply for supervisory jobs and progress into nursery management. Employment as a qualified nursery worker, you can expect on average starting salary of £18,000 and can go upto £34,000 depending on yourexperience and which part of the sector you work in. By completing this course you will be able to progress onto higher education
(UCAS points 72/96/120/144/168).
You will already have achieved the Technical L3 Certificate in Childcare and
Level 3 courses fully funded if you are a school leaver.
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