Placements are required for achievement of this qualification. A minimum of 350 placement hours is required. During placement, learners will need support from a professional within the real work environment who will be required to complete professional development records. The qualification is structured around three themes: Theme 1: Health and well-being Theme 2: Legislation, frameworks and professional practice Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school readiness To gain this qualification the learner will need to: Pass all units Complete longitudinal study Show competence in a real work environment
To be eligible for a loan, learners must currently be a resident in England, resident in the UK for the last 3 years (unless exempt), have the right to live and work in the UK.
Learners are required to have Level 2 English and Maths, either Functional Skills or equivalent before completing the course.
Upon achievement of this qualification learners will gain their licence to practise and it is intended that learners will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators. Learners can progress into various job roles in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors such as: Assistant in Children’s Centres Practitioner in nursery schools, Practitioner in reception classes in primary schools, Pre-school worker and more
The third option is to apply for an Advanced Leaner Loan, this option is available for courses at Level 3 and above. Individuals aged 19 and over can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of a diploma at Learn Plus Us.
The UK government introduced these loans to support learners studying advanced and higher-level courses. Loan eligibility does not depend on your income and there are no credit checks. Not everyone is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan, you can check the eligibility requirements via the link below. Speak to us about our payment plans or to find out more about Advanced Learner Loans.