Sunday, 8 April 2012

Level 3 News

I am so pleased to tell you that I have finally started my level 3 diploma in Children and Young People's Workforce. 
I signed up for the course last October and have been waiting all this time for funding to be granted.  My assessor, Gemma, came out to see me last Tuesday who is lovely.  The children will be seeing a lot more of her over the coming weeks when she comes to observe me playing and interacting with them and carrying out my every day duties.  I have been set my first assignment which is 10 hours long and has to be completed in the next 2 weeks.

I am a bit pushed for time; the way the company has issued the funding means I have to complete the course in just 4 months... something which usually takes 9 months- a year.  So I am going to be a very busy bee in the evenings for the next few months.

This course will develop my skills and knowledge in working with children and young people in a variety of settings. The course units include:
  • Communication and Relationships with adults and children
  • Health & Safety
  • Development of children and assessment
  • Professional practice and principles of practice
  • Safeguarding
My progress will be assessed through written tasks and observations carried out in my setting and an External assessment (online).


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