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    As per the title. I'm enrolling this week and very confused by how it all works. I'm a fairly mature student 26... I also have a psychology degree. Is there a specific Early Years / Child Care forum on here anywhere?
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    I completed the children and young people workforce diploma level 3 last year. I used Silky Steps forum, lost of discussion on topics related to early years qualifications
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    (Original post by sans-peur)
    I completed the children and young people workforce diploma level 3 last year. I used Silky Steps forum, lost of discussion on topics related to early years qualifications
    Thank you!!!

    This is exactly what I'm about to embark on. I'm doing it as a volunteer and I'm scared to death knowing that placements can pull out at any time and essentially waste all the money and time you've invested.
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    Its a great course, i really learnt a lot and has been a great help in building up my confidence within my work and further qualifications. One of the things my tutor for the course said to me is you dont have to write a huge amount, just write enough to cover all the points you need to make,the first few units i wrote so much as if it was a degree :P
    i'd recommend buying the book that goes a long with the course
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    (Original post by sans-peur)
    Its a great course, i really learnt a lot and has been a great help in building up my confidence within my work and further qualifications. One of the things my tutor for the course said to me is you dont have to write a huge amount, just write enough to cover all the points you need to make,the first few units i wrote so much as if it was a degree :P
    i'd recommend buying the book that goes a long with the course
    Basically I'm doing the part-time course which is 18 months and has no classroom time, all of the theory is done at home. The full-time course is 2 years and has classes. Weird how the part-time is quicker/shorter.

    She's also told me that you can do it at your own pace and it's not unheard of for people to finish in 10 months. So I'm kinda thinking.... I have a degree and this diploma is largely aimed at naive teenage girls, surely I can smash it before the end of next summer? But then I wonder how time consuming the observations are...
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    I completed mine in just over a year after having 2 months off due to ill health. If it is similar to mine, then it will involve a lot of what you do in the setting, the policies and procedures that are in place to keep children safe. The time consuming bits are the observations by your tutor and gaining the observations needed for child study etc. I didnt find the course hugely difficult but i have been working in early years for 5 years which made it easier as a lot of it was talking about what i do in my work role.
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    (Original post by sans-peur)
    I completed mine in just over a year after having 2 months off due to ill health. If it is similar to mine, then it will involve a lot of what you do in the setting, the policies and procedures that are in place to keep children safe. The time consuming bits are the observations by your tutor and gaining the observations needed for child study etc. I didnt find the course hugely difficult but i have been working in early years for 5 years which made it easier as a lot of it was talking about what i do in my work role.
    Hmmm this gives me a lot of hope. I'm new to early years. I'm a professional care worker that has worked in pretty much every kind of care from sex-offending, to elderly, to autistic children, to secure mental wards etc.

    But I've always wanted under 5's as I find that stage of development fascinating. Been so hard getting onto a diploma since I got my degree. Being a man doesn't help either really..

    The setting taking me on is a very small highly specialised learning disability nursery with max capacity of 11 children all on a 1:1 or 1:2 ratio. I'm worried I'll struggle getting the hours with each age range in as they don't have any infants there.
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    Hmmm this gives me a lot of hope. I'm new to early years. I'm a professional care worker that has worked in pretty much every kind of care from sex-offending, to elderly, to autistic children, to secure mental wards etc.

    But I've always wanted under 5's as I find that stage of development fascinating. Been so hard getting onto a diploma since I got my degree. Being a man doesn't help either really..

    The setting taking me on is a very small highly specialised learning disability nursery with max capacity of 11 children all on a 1:1 or 1:2 ratio. I'm worried I'll struggle getting the hours with each age range in as they don't have any infants there.
    I also work with special needs children, you will find that helpful for the course
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    I also work with special needs children, you will find that helpful for the course
    Do you have any preparation tips? As I said I want to get all the work that I'm capable of doing at home over as quickly as possible. I have the textbook and have been making notes for a couple of months. Wish I could just have all the assignments and everything now so I could start them off.
 
 
 
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