The units of this course are structured around four themes:
Theme 1: Health and wellbeing:
- Support healthy lifestyles for children through the provision of food and nutrition
- Support physical care routines for children
Theme 2: Legislation, frameworks and professional practice:
- An introduction to the role of the Early Years practitioner
- Use legislation relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice
Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school readiness:
- Understand the value of play in Early Years
- Apply theoretical perspectives and philosophical approaches to play
- Develop emergent mathematical skills of children
Theme 4: Professional development:
- Engage in professional development
In order to achieve this qualification, you must achieve all 27 mandatory units and 3 separate externally set and marked assessments. You must also complete a recommended 730 hours of work placement. During your work placement, you will receive support from a practising Early Years Educator professional.
- Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
This course is designed to provide you with a choice of routes into either further study at degree level or employment as an Early Years Educator, such as.
- Pre-school worker
- Education Support Worker
- Play Therapist
- Family Support Worker
- Nursery Nurse
- Practitioner in day nurseries
- Practitioner in nursery schools
- Practitioner in reception classes in primary schools
If you are aged 16-18 then the majority of our courses are free for you to study. If you are aged 19+ then there may be fees associated with the course. You may be eligible to have some, or all of these fees waived by the College, depending on your individual circumstances. Visit our Student Finance pages for more information.
You do not have to let a lack of money stop you from coming to Hugh Baird College. We have bursaries and grants in place to help support those students that may find it more difficult to cover the costs of participating in further education, these include help with things such as tuition fees, childcare and travel. Visit our Student Finance pages for more information.
No. We can enrol students from any area. Public transport links are good too, so the College is easy to get to from all across Merseyside.