Adult Learning

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London Vocational College

Child Care

Looking for a role where two days are genuinely never the same? A job that will throw up incredible surprises every single time you go to work. A career that is important and endlessly rewarding?  Working in childcare might just be for you – helping to shape the minds and lives of the new generation.

From their first day of Nursery to their last day of big school, kids need supportive, naturing, compassionate and caring people around them. Childcare professionals can become significant players in young lives, guiding them towards a happy and fulfilling life. 

Whether you’re already working in childcare or planning a career change, an accredited qualification in childcare can put you on the pathway to success. We offer courses which could support your development plan.

We are also regularly adding new courses to our ever-growing list, so let us know how we can help. These courses may be used as stepping stones into the sector, as CPD if you are already working in the sector and as a gateway to apprenticeship programmes which we offer. 

Our mark is made within the sector by ensuring our courses and our trainers are engaging and informative. Our customers praise the interaction and expertise of our trainers but love the feedback from their staff that they really enjoyed the training.

    Our Current Programme offer is:

    Early Years Practitioner - Level 2

    Course Profile

    Fuelled by curiosity and wonder, children are extremely fast learners, and take in all of their surroundings to grow and develop vital skills to prepare them for school and their future. As an Early Years Practitioner, you’ll play a vital role in supporting the social and physical development of children ages 0-5, using imaginative learning techniques, encouraging language and literacy skills, and promoting independence along with the way. If you’re interested in this fulfilling and challenging career, this course is a great starting point.

    Once you’ve gained your certificate, you’ll be a qualified Early Years Practitioner with NCFE CACHE. This means you can start working, under supervision, with children up to the age of 5, and you’ll have proven knowledge of working with children up to the age of 7. You’ll also count towards the Level 2 ratio as a qualified Level 2 Early Years Practitioner across the Early Years Workforce.

    Course Content

    This Level 2 programme is suitable for learners with some prior knowledge or qualifications in the Childcare sector. Units covered include: 

    • Exploring roles and development opportunities in early years settings,
    • Child development from birth to 7 years, 
    • Safeguarding babies and young children in early years settings,
    • Supporting health and safety in early years settings, 
    • Promoting wellbeing in early years settings, 
    • Supporting effective communication in early years settings,
    • Supporting activities, 
    • Purposeful play and educational programmes, 
    • Understand how to support children with special educational needs
    • Working with parents, colleagues and other professionals in early years settings. 

    Application Process

    Applications for vacancies are completed by getting in touch with us either by phone on 0208 617 0065 or email aeb@londonvocationalcollege.com .

    All applicants will need a pre-assessment or interview, review of prior qualifications and experience for suitability of the role.

    Early Years Educator - Level 3

    Course Profile

    If you’re looking to gain full practitioner status as an early years’ educator, also known as EYE, then this is the course for you.

    After completion, you will be fully qualified and ready to begin work as a Nursery Nurse, Reception Practitioner, Private Nanny, or one of many other positions which involve working closely with young children. You’ll combine studying online with a practical placement of at least 350 hours, as you develop your skills and help children to learn, grow, and thrive

    During the course of this Ofsted approved qualification, you’ll learn how to meet all of the physical, social and emotional needs of children ages 0-7.  You’ll explore how to support a healthy lifestyle through nutrition and exercise, how to promote children’s speech and language skills, as well as gain other vital knowledge regarding safeguarding and health and safety legislation.

    Course Content

    This qualification has all 23 mandatory units structured around three themes:

    Theme 1: Health and well-being

    You’ll look at supporting children’s development through healthy eating and exercise. You’ll study local and national initiatives aimed at keeping children fit and healthy, the importance of sleep for babies and young children, SIDS prevention, and common childhood illnesses. You’ll also explore the ways in which you can support children’s emotional wellbeing, and what you need to know about taking care of children who are unwell.

    Theme 2: Legislation, frameworks and professional practice

    You’ll understand legislation as it relates to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children.  You’ll study how to use legislation relating to the health and safety of children and to follow legislation relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice. The importance of working in partnership as well as how essential it is to engage in professional development

    • Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school readiness

    You’ll learn about the importance of supporting children’s development through play. You’ll find out how to support emergent literacy and mathematical skills, ways in which you can support a child in their transition to school, and strategies for supporting cognitive skills. You’ll discover the ways in which you can support children with additional needs, and how you can use observation, assessment, and planning to promote and support child development. Finally, you’ll learn how to use longitudinal studies observe, assess, and plan for children’s needs.

    Application Process

    Applications for vacancies are completed by getting in touch with us either by phone on 0208 617 0065 or email aeb@londonvocationalcollege.com.

    All applicants will need a pre-assessment or interview, review of prior qualifications and experience for suitability of the role.

    Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce - Level 2

    Course Profile

    This qualification is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working under supervision with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas working in children’s settings including early years and social care.

    Course Content

    Unit 1: Child & Young Person Development

    The main stages of child and young person development
    The kinds of influences that effect children and young people’s development.
    The potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s development.

    Unit 2: Contribute to the support of child and young person

    Contribute to assessments of the development needs of children and young people
    Support the development of children & young people
    Support children & young people experiencing transitions
    Support children & young people’s positive behaviour
    Use reflective practice to improve own contribution to child and young person development
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    Unit 3: Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people

    The legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety
    What to do when children or young people are ill or injured, including emergency procedures
    How to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused, harmed or bullied

    Unit 4: Contribute to Children and Young People’s Health and Safety

    The health and safety policies and  procedures of the work setting
    Recognise risks and hazards in the work setting and during off site visits
    What to do in the event of a non-medical incident or emergency
    What to do in the event of a child or young person becoming ill or injured
    The work setting procedures for reporting and recording accidents, incidents, emergencies and illnesses
    Follow infection control procedures
    The work setting’s procedures for receiving, storing and administering medicines.

    Unit 5: Contribute to the Support of Positive Environments for Children and Young People

    The regulatory requirements for a positive environment for children & young people
    Support a positive environment that meets the individual needs of children & young people.
    Support the personal care needs of children and young people within a positive environment
    Support the nutritional and dietary needs of children & young people

    Unit 6: Understand Partnership Working in Services for Children and Young People

    Partnership working within the context of services for children & young people
    The importance of effective communication and information sharing in services for children & young people
    The importance of partnerships with carers

    Unit 7: Support Children & Young People’s Behaviour

    The policies and procedures of the setting for promoting children & young people’s positive behaviour
    Support positive behaviour
    Respond to inappropriate behaviour

    Unit 8: Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

    Why communication is important in the work setting
    Meet the communication and language needs, wishes and preferences of individuals
    Reduce barriers to communication
    Apply principles and practices relating to confidentiality at work

    Unit 9: Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

    What is required for competence in own work role?
    Reflect on own work activities
    Agree a personal development plan
    Develop own knowledge, skills and understanding

    Unit 10: Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

    The importance of equality and inclusion
    Work in an inclusive way
    Access information, advice and support about diversity, equality and inclusion

    Unit 11: Maintain and support relationships with children and young people

    Communicate with children & young people
    Develop and maintain relationships with children & young people
    Support relationships between children and young people and others in the setting

    Unit 12: Understand Child & Young Person’s Development

    Unit 13: Support Children & Young People’s Health & Safety

    Application Process

    Applications for vacancies are completed by getting in touch with us either by phone on 0208 617 0065 or email aeb@londonvocationalcollege.com .

    All applicants will need a pre-assessment or interview, review of prior qualifications and experience for suitability of the role.

    Important Information

    Entry Requirements

    While there are specific requirements for each course in general the basic requirements for a programme is:

    • Currently, live in England    
    • Resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years, for purposes other than study    
    • Must be aged 19+    
    • Must not be on an apprenticeship

    More specific requirements if any will be discussed with you when you contact us.

    Delivery Model And Duration

    All programmes will be delivered using one of the following methods:

    • Face to face in a classroom
    • Online using MS Teams
    • Blended – a combination of face to face and online

    The duration of programmes will also vary based on their level and type.  Typical durations are:

    • Certificates up to 6 months
    • Diplomas up to 12 months
    Assessement

    The nature of the assessment will vary based on the course you are doing and the level. In the main the methods of assessment will be:

    • Examinations 
    • Portfolio
    Cost

    A part of our response to Covid and to help get as many Londoners as possible back to work we at LVC have waived all costs for undertaking a course with us.

    Progression

    Our programmes are designed to support learners to the next step.  As a result, we are working hard with you to get you to either:

    • A job
    • An apprenticeship
    • A higher level programme

    If you are already in work, we would like to see you progress by:

    • A promotion
    • A salary increases
    • A new job

    Application Process

    Applications for vacancies are completed by getting in touch with us either by phone on 0208 617 0065 or email aeb@londonvocationalcollege.com respectively. 

    All applicants will need a pre-assessment or interview, review of prior qualifications and experience for suitability of the role.