Childcare is taught at KS4. It is a Btec Tech award in child development level 1/2. The course is 2 years in duration and is mad up of of 3 components of work. Components 1 and 2 are course work and component 3 is an external 2 hour written exam which will be taken in spring term year 11. Visits to local nurseries are carried out throughout the year to see early years settings in real life and to gain observations and examples which is required to complete coursework.
The course gives learners the potential opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of, and develop skills in, the Early Years sector and support progressions to Level 3 courses and in the future to enter employment in this field.