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Introduction to Early Years (Entry 3 College Certificate) - Full-time

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Course outline

The course is perfect if you would like to work with children from birth to age 7, and want to learn some skills and knowledge to help you work towards this goal. You’ll learn about the different job roles available in Early Years. You will also learn about how to choose play activities to help children learn, and which toys and activities are needed in a nursery or similar setting. You’ll also study English and maths.

You can expect a supportive environment, using our interactive ‘babies’ to learn about how to care for children’s personal needs. You may also take part in supported work experience.

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Location Date


111 Canal Street


Start: 7th September 2020

Course code: C022344 / Q022345


Certificate in Introduction to Early Years (Entry 3)


1 year

Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

You’ll need a GCSE grade 1 (grade G) in English Language or maths, and to meet with a tutor and complete an initial assessment.


Assessments are done in a variety of ways. This can be through displays, creation of booklets and posters as well as practical demonstrations.


Choose to follow with a Level 1 course such as the Level 1 Caring for Children Certificate at Nottingham College, to help you work towards your career goals in the future.

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