This qualification provides adults with the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills around supporting and working with individuals with learning disabilities.

The Award supports those involved with:

  • The implementation of the current autism, dementia and end of life strategies for people with learning disabilities
  • The learning disability services
  • Working with individuals with learning disability who wish to undertake a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) qualification
  • Community and volunteering roles who work alongside or support people with a learning disability

You will spend one day in college studying which enables you to study additional qualifications, such as Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.

You will be studying the following units:

  • Introductory awareness of sensory loss
  • Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
  • Understand Physical Disability
  • Introductory awareness of Autistic Spectrum Conditions
  • Introductory awareness of models of disability

The college also offers access to the following facilities:

  • Dedicated Student Services
  • Learning Centres
  • Dedicated English & Maths support
  • Students Union

What will you learn on the course? (one or two sentences will do)

This course is designed to help with your understanding of the skills needed to care for a baby or young child. Who is this course for? (one or two sentences will do)

The course is aimed at adults needing to develop life skills. It is also suitable for parents who wish to develop parenting and life skills. Facilities and Support

The college also offers access to the following facilities:

  • Dedicated Student Services
  • Learning Centres
  • Dedicated English & Maths support
  • Students Union

The aim of this qualification is to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to seven years of age with applied knowledge in the early years, 0–5 years.

The qualification content meets the Department for Education’s (DfE) Level 2 full and relevant criteria for a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner in the workforce.

In addition to your childcare studies you will study English and Maths if you do not have these qualifications at Grade C/4 and above. This does not apply if you are aged 19+, however, it is strongly recommended that you undertake an assessment in these areas and enrol where possible.

This is a 1 year course: Up to three days in college and a minimum of two days in placement. You will also complete block week placements to meet the requirements of the qualification.

You will study units such as:

  • Roles and responsibilities of the Early Years Practitioner
  • Health and safety of babies and young children in the early years
  • Equality, diversity and inclusive practice in Early Years Settings

You will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement in a real work environment (RWE) to show competence in both knowledge and skills for a minimum of 250 placement hours whilst undertaking this qualification.

The college also offers access to the following facilities:

  • Dedicated Student Services
  • Learning resource Centres
  • Dedicated English & Maths support
  • Students Union

This qualification provides learners with an understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to care for young children.

It has been designed to help learners develop practical skills need for employment and to prepare for further learning or training.

It is strongly recommended that you enrol on English and Maths programmes to improve your skills in these area

The college also offers access to the following facilities:

  • Dedicated Student Services
  • Learning Centres
  • Dedicated English & Maths support
  • Students Union

This qualification prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling you to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years. Upon achievement of this qualification you will be able to enter the workforce as an Early Years Educator or access Higher Education.

In order to achieve the Technical Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) you must achieve a pass grade D or above in all externally set, internally assessed unit assessments for 14 mandatory units. You must also achieve a pass grade D or above for the external assessments.

You will build a portfolio of evidence and undertake assessments

This is a 2 year course: three days in college and two days in placement.

This qualification is aimed at people considering a career in health and/or social care with adults or children and young people.

Some of the units studied are:

  • Understand the range of service provision and roles within health and social care (adults and children and young people)
  • Understand the principles and values in health and social care (adults and children and young people)
  • Awareness of protection and safeguarding in health and social care (adults and children and young people).

This qualification is aimed at a adults who are thinking of working in a school setting. It prepares you for further learning and training whilst helping you to develop an understanding of the teaching and learning environment in a school setting. It covers areas such as how to support the well-being of a child or young person and child and young person development.

As part of your studies you will also complete a Level 1 Award in Safeguarding in A Learning Environment. This will provide you with the knowledge and understanding about everyone's right to learn, to be safe and to be respected. You will learn about what makes a safe and secure learning environment that promotes their health and well-being.

This is a knowledge-only qualification. You do not need to be working or undertaking practical placements to take this qualification.

You will attend college for one day per week.