BTEC Explorer Course - Early Years and Childcare

16 hours, online anytime Flexible, self-paced recommended

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Explore a career in Early Years and Childcare

Careers in this sector are wide ranging and there are many possibilities for progression to several related sectors. For example, you might like working with young children in day nurseries or reception classes within schools. You may be interested in working with children with special needs in specialised units. Other areas include children’s services, working with children in care situations – the possibilities are endless. This course will help you understand how your skills and personal attributes are compatible with the range of roles and opportunities in this sector.

What you’ll cover

The course includes a mix of online activities, tasks, case studies and videos.  It is organised in short, bite-sized sections and designed to be completed at your own pace so you can fit them in around everyday life.

BTEC Explorer Course in Early Years and Childcare modules:

  • Job opportunities in Early Years and Childcare sector
    • Explore the types of career paths and roles available.
  • Finding out about yourself
    • Assess how your skills match up and if working in this sector is for you.
  • Working in the sector
    • Get a taste of working in the sector through case studies, videos and work taster activities.
  • Next steps towards your career
    • Review and reflect on your Explorer programme and explore career routes and next steps in this sector.

Receive your Explorer Course completion digital badge

When you complete your course, you’ll be awarded a digital badge which you can add to your online profiles or CV and present to an employer.

Ready to explore your new career?

Click the ‘Enroll Now’ button on the right-hand side of this page. You’ll need to set up your Pearson Advance account, which is quick and easy, make payment* and then you’re ready to get started.

Good luck with your course and your future career in the exciting world of Early Years and Childcare.

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