Would you like a career with variety, where every day is different? Working as an educator in a school or early years setting can certainly pose its challenges but is also one of the most rewarding vocations around today.
Education is an area of near constant change and the last five years have seen some of the most rapid and radical changes to school structure, curriculum and initial teacher education in our recent history. At Cornwall College we are committed to lead development in education through high quality professional training ranging from opportunities in early years settings and childcare settings, family support and special needs to child psychology.
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You would like to work with children in the early years sector.
four GCSEs at grade D or 3, including English language and mathematics, or an equivalent qualification.
Through a range of interesting topics including child development, health and safety, safeguarding, and children’s learning activities and play.
To be assessed throughout your course through a combination of practical and written assignments.
Attending your work placement for two days per week, using your new skills in practice and supporting children with their play and learning.
Employment within the sector in a supporting role or have the opportunity to progress to further study on one of our Level 3 Early Years Educator qualifications, if you gain C grades in English and mathematics and achieve your Level 2 at merit level or above.
Our professional training meets the latest demands and requirements of early years settings, schools, colleges and universities.
Tom Douglas Learning and Development BTEC First Diploma
"I have really enjoyed my time at Cornwall College studying the Extended Diploma in Childcare. There are so many nice people to meet. The course has really taught me how to look after children and help them develop."
Dani Hamilton Team Lead - Education Mid and West Cornwall
Dani is an experienced teacher, assessor and early years practitioner. She has a particular interest in the role of the nursery nurse in baby care and has worked within private day care. Dani joined the College as a work-based assessor and has, through ongoing professional development, continued into higher education to gain her Postgraduate Certificate in Education. Dani has in recent years supported the team at Cornwall College Camborne, where training for the children's workforce, in particular early years, has been established for almost 30 years. The team has developed a fully equipped play and learning space in our Edu-Care centre supporting the needs of practitioners who study towards, or will work in a variety of careers. In her spare time Dani regularly ice skates and is an ex Holiday on Ice skater!
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