Farnborough College of Technology
FOR ADVICE CALL 01252 40 55 55


About this course

The training programme is intended for new or existing staff working in or providing support within a child care environment. It is suitable for people in job roles such as those working in childcare e.g. nurseries, pre-schools, crèches, Residential Care, etc as key worker or working on own such as a childminder.

Learners will choose a pathway which relates to their workplace. There are two pathways; Residential Care or Early Years Educator.

This training programme is mainly delivered and assessed in the workplace. There are also monthly off the job workshops for the Early Years Pathway held at Farnborough College of Technology.

Apprenticeships are a proven way of increasing staff retention and productivity, and enable employers to recruit and train the employees to meet the specific needs of their business.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

Apply for this course

Studies include

What modules are covered?

1. Diploma for the Children’s Learning and Development - (Early Years Educator) - Diploma in Residential Care - Level 3

Mandatory Units

  • Understand children’s early years education and development
  • Implement early years foundation stage
  • Diversity, equality and inclusion in early years setting
  • Plan and provide effective teaching and learning in early years settings
  • Make accurate and productive use of assessment in early years settings
  • Develop effective and informed professional practice in early year’s settings
  • Promote the health, safety and well-being of children in early years setting
  • Child protection and safeguarding
  • Partnership working in early years

Further optional units will need to be completed to achieve this qualification.

2. Functional Skills: ICT Level 2

3. Award in Employment Rights & Responsibilities Level 2

4. Personal Thinking & Learning Skills

Apply for this course


What Next?

If you would like to enrol on the course or have any questions,
please contact our Business Services Team at business@farn-ct.ac.uk
or by phone on 01252 407299

Apply for this course

Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

The entry criteria are staff aged 16 and over with GCSEs A*-C in Maths and English. GCSE’s will be considered along with the results of an initial assessment.

Apply for this course
Apply for this course
Or arrange a visit to one of our Open Events
The College is closed for the Easter Break. You can still apply for a course online