Before you start
The Early Years team here at BCA are very much looking forward to welcoming you in September 2022.
We are excited to deliver your Study Programme which will give you an insight into the world of Early Years Childhood Education.
Your programme will also include a range of Guest Speakers from a number of Early Years settings. Trips and visits will also be arranged throughout your course of study and whilst we endeavour to minimise the cost of trips, there may be times when a contribution will be asked for. Trips and visits are an integral part of the course and are therefore mandatory.
Early Years Polo shirts are required for Industry Placement and can be purchased from goyalsbca.co.uk
All students are required to supply their own Stationery and in order to make the induction of your course as smooth as possible it is essential that you are prepared before you start.
The items you will need for your first day are:
- A full pencil case
- A notebook
- An A4 lever arch file, dividers and plastic poly pockets
- Highlighter pens
- Colouring pens
- Laptop or tablet (only if available to you)
Course study books, which are available from Amazon:
Each student will be expected to follow the specific Health and Safety requirements of any and all of the Industry Placements and these will be discussed in detail with you prior to commencing your placement.
First Aid training is crucial for a career in Early Years and therefore a compulsory part of your study programme is to undertake First Aid training here at College. A £26 fee for level 1 and 2 will be made during this enrolment process for a first aid plus qualification. A £50 fee for level 3 will be made during enrolment for a full Paediatric first aid qualification. A £48 fee will be charged for all courses to secure an enhanced DBS. You will need to bring in a passport/photo driving license or government issued ID card, a birth certificate and a Bank/Building Society statement, dated within 3 months of the date for enrolment with the student’s name and address on it.
Industry Placement is a fantastic opportunity for you to get hands on experience and is also a compulsory and invaluable part of your course.
Depending on your Course and Level you will be required to attend a weekly day placement and/or block placements of one week or more. This will be discussed with you once you commence your study programme in September 2022. Some employers may require you to take lateral flow tests for Covid 19 during placement and even possibly for you to have a Covid 19 vaccination.
We have a fantastic Industry Placement Team who will support you along your placement journey.
The Student Handbook details our expectations governing our Code of Conduct and the Early Years Team will take you through these when you start your study programme. All students will be required to read and sign our Course Contract.