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Childcare and Health and Social Care

Why study an Apprenticeship at South Devon College?

We have 1 apprenticeship course in Childcare and Health and Social Care:

Childcare and Education - Level 3

This advanced apprenticeship in Childcare and Education prepares you to work with children from birth to five years, and also provides you with a knowledge of children aged from five to seven years old. This will include promoting a healthy lifestyle, supporting children who are unwell and improving emotional well-being, all of which are developed through a suitable employer and theory lessons at the College. Upon completion of this two year apprenticeship, learners will be able to continue working and progressing within childcare or an early years setting. Please note that due to Ofsted practice requirements for GCSE grade C or above in maths and English, the entry requirement for an apprenticeship is GCSE grade D or functional skills level 2 as a minimum in both these subjects.

What will I learn?

  • Supporting healthy lifestyles for children through food and nutrition
  • Promoting healthy lifestyles for children through exercise
  • Support physical care routines
  • Promoting children's emotional wellbeing
  • Supporting children who are unwell
  • Legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children
  • Supporting children's transition to school
  • Enabling play environments
  • Developing children's emergent literacy and numerical skills
Childcare and Education Level 3

Entry Requirements

  • You must have a GCSE Grade D in Maths
  • You must have a GCSE Grade D in English
  • You will need to have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and English
  • You should have a genuine interest in this subject
  • You will need to complete a DBS Check

Locations available

  • Paignton Campus

My future with South Devon College

Careers: I want to be...

Our courses at South Devon College have been designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge employers seek, enabling you to find employment and take the first steps towards a successful career. Our Childcare and Health and Social Care courses will help you gain employment in the following industries:

We can offer you free, impartial, current and relevant information, advice and guidance. Our friendly, professional staff will answer your questions and discuss your ideas. We are committed to ensuring your enquiries are given the highest priority. The service is designed to help you:

  • Understand the learning opportunities available to you
  • Find ways of overcoming barriers, which might obstruct learning and employment opportunities
  • Understand more about yourself, your capabilities and the length of time this may take
  • Understand more about specialist and/or transitional support available to you
  • Work with our trained staff to make informed decisions on what is the best route for you to take

All information, advice and guidance provided by this service is considered confidential. We guarantee that any support you receive will be tailored to meet your individual requirements. Your needs are seen as central to the service we offer.

I Want To Be...

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