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Study Programme 2


What is a Study programme?

A study Programme is a full-time course, for learners age 16 -18, or 19+ with an Educational Health Care Plan, which aims to individualise all learner’s education and training experience, whilst enhancing an individual’s employment opportunity.
At Crackerjack Training, we have three levels of study programme. In each Study Programme you will complete a childcare qualification, Employability, Work experience within the childcare sector and English and Maths qualifications. All of our Study Programmes are full time.
All our study programmes are tailored to each individual learner. You will complete Maths and English qualifications / levels according to your prior qualifications and abilities – you will never repeat a qualification that you have already achieved.
Depending on what level study programme you undertake, will determine the duration of your programme. For learners that are on study programmes, you may be eligible for a discretionary bursary, Free Meals in Further Education or access to the vulnerable bursary. All of these have set eligibility, which can be found on our Bursary Application form also on the GOV.UK website and is set out by Educational and Skills Funding Agency. All learners upon enrolment will be given the Bursary Application form, once submitted with all necessary information you will be informed if you have met the set criteria for the claim. Please find the links for the bursaries and Free Meals in further education below:
Discretionary and Vulnerable bursary:
Free Meals further education:

Study Programme 2

Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Diploma
This qualification is for those who want a career in the Early Years Workforce. It provides you with the knowledge and understanding of working with babies and young children from birth to 7 years old. It supports the development of the practical, and technical skills needed to work with children.
You will submit written assignments, and be observed in the workplace that assess your core knowledge and skills competencies. These observations will be conducted by your allocated assessor, who will help you progress during your learning.
On completion of this qualification you will be able to work as:
Early Years Assistant
Pre-school assistant
Play group assistant
Childminder assistant or as a childminder
You can also progress on to The Early Years Educator Diploma – Apprenticeship or fulltime programme.
Employability Level 2
The Employability qualification will help you become more confident within a work setting. You will complete some work tasks, such as creating a CV, job searches and presentations.
You will learn about the skills needed to find, and keep a job, how to prepare for an interview, and the behaviours needed to be successful.
This qualification has written tasks to complete, as well as a presentation. You will participate in interactive sessions, which consist of group activities, and role play.
You will also participate in mock interviews with some of our employers, in which you will attend the setting as a real-life interview to help you prepare for such events.
English and Maths Qualifications – Functional skills / GCSE’s
Anyone aged 16 -18, or 19 + that hold a current Education Health care plan that achieved a GCSE grade 3 or Grade D GCSE in English and Maths will need to retake their GCSE in either (or both subjects ) this is a government requirement for programme funding.
Anyone that holds a GCSE grade 2 or lower will sit the relevant functional skill in each area. We currently offer Functional Skills from Entry level 2 – up to Functional skills level 2. Each learners’ prior attainment is considered, and Crackerjack Training will help you develop and reach the next stage. You will never re sit the same level of qualification.
Work Experience
Under each of our Study Programmes, all learners will take part in work experience in a childcare setting during their qualification. For this to happen, each learner will have to undergo a DBS (police check). On enrolment, you will be asked for specific documents to bring in, and we will talk you though how to apply for this, there is no cost to you thee learner or parents for this. We need the DBS to ensure that you can work in the childcare settings.
Once this comes back clear, and we have received notification on this, you will be allocated a work placement. You can help find the placement, or Chloe, our Employment Liaison Officer will find this for you.
To complete the level 2 Study programme, you must achieve a set number of hours in the childcare setting, to complete the Early Years Practitioner qualification. Your assessor will visit you within the workplace and set you tasks, and activities to carry out, so they can observe you. This will ensure that at the end of your level 2 qualification, you are competent in all areas.
This qualification normally lasts 10 months.
To apply for this course click here

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