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Key Stage 3

Not available at KS3.

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Key Stage 4

Not available at KS4.

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Key Stage 5


Location: Lisnagarvey HS

Specific Entry Requirements: At least C grade at GCSE English is preferred

Aim of the course: This qualification has been developed alongside many important agencies, such as: · Higher education organisations, including various universities throughout the UK. · Professional and trade bodies: Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years, British Association for Early Childhood Education, Preschool Learning Alliance · Employers: Smaller Earth

Course Content: 

3 Mandatory Units: 

  • Children’s Development

  • Communication and Numeracy 

  • Play and Learning 

1 Optional Unit can be selected: 

  • Physical development, care and health needs 

  • Keeping children safe 

  • The Early Years Foundation Stage

Assessment Methods: 

  • Two externally assessed units 

  • Two internally assessed units.


Employment in the following areas: Care Worker · Child Minder · Nursery Nurse · Play Group Assistants · Nursery Assistants · Creche Assistants · Out of School Childcare Worker

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