As an early years practitioner you’ll need to demonstrate an ability to empathise, to think deeply about the work you do and develop skills of creating and maintaining meaningful relationships with colleagues, children and families. Employers are looking for graduates with different kinds of knowledge and skill, enabling them to cope more readily with the demands of the workplace today.
With our work-based learning modules we’ll ensure that you’re:
- able to challenge,
- equipped with transferable skills,
- an advocate for children, families and early years services,
- able think outside the box,
- able to communicate with children,
- someone that’s analytical and flexible.
In both work-based learning modules students are expected to complete 50 hours of work experience. This is the start of the assessment task, but instead of writing an assignment, students are expected to engage in the process of reflection using a range of creative media. Students are expected to design and produce an artefact/work of art. During the process of constructing their creative piece they explore and reflect on the particular issue raised during their placement.
Students on these modules regularly comment how much work-based learning helped them develop as reflective and confident practitioners.