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York College

This qualification aims to provide professional development opportunities for practitioners working in the early years workforce at Level 3. Students will acquire the skills of leadership, mentoring, coaching and reflection through work-based activities.

Entry Requirements

You must be 18+ years and hold a full Level 3 Early Years/Childcare qualification. You must also be employed in an early years setting at Level 3 to complete this qualification.

Dates and Times

We are hoping to run this course again in 2018.

For more info please call the InfoZone on 01904 770770.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • Enabling children to learn
  • Promoting health and wellbeing through physical activity and nutrition co-ordination (PANCo) in the early years
  • Working with others to support children with additional needs, including Special Educational Needs and disability
  • Working with families and other professionals in early years settings
  • Implementing change in an early years setting, incorporating a small-scale research project


You could progress to a Level 5 qualification such as the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services. You could also progress onto courses in Higher Education.

You could progress to the following job roles and responsibilities:

  • Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo)
  • Physical Activity and Nutrition Coordinator (PANCo)
  • Internal progression at a higher level, including with management responsibilities
  • Leadership, mentoring, supervision and management opportunities

Course Fees

Course fees TBC.

Courses costing more than £200 can usually be paid for in instalments. Please contact the College for details.

Please note: This course is available for the advanced learner loan. For more information about the advanced learner loan, please click here.

How to Apply

Applications should be made to the College and you may be required to have an interview. You can apply online on the web page of your chosen course, collect an application form from the College, or request a paper or PDF copy from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 01904 770400.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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