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The Early Years Lead Practitioner pathway is for those looking to be a  proactive and influential practitioner, working directly with children, and  skilfully leading day-to-day practice at an operational level. As active practitioners they are effective role models of play-based learning, supporting others to develop their own practice.

They are highly skilled professionals who take an operational lead for the care, learning and development of all young children within their care, adapting to individual needs and providing inclusive and holistic provision.

Key Learning Aims include:

·         The Voice of a Child

·         Physical Care Theories

·         Speech and Language Theories

·         Aspirational Approaches

You will attend college classes taking place for one half day every 6 weeks and will also receive one-to-one support in the workplace with a dedicated Learning and Skills Coach.

You will complete an End Point Assessment with the awarding body NCFE and will cover the following areas:

•              Observation with questions

•              Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence

•              Case study with report and presentation questioning

Positive Futures is a set of essential qualities, embedded throughout your study programme, that we seek to develop in all students: 

  • Commitment
  • Collaboration
  • Confidence
  • Resilience

You will also engage in the Positive Futures Careers Programme, developing key employability skills through a diverse range of activities including work placements, volunteering, employer talks, industry study visits and employment and university fairs.

As a Bury College student you will have access to a wide range of enrichment opportunities which will contribute to your personal growth and development and support your academic studies. 

These may include:

  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • Dance, Drama and Singing Workshops
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Gaming Hub
  • Music Club
  • Pride Club
  • Student Ambassador Scheme
  • A wide range of sport including Badminton, Cricket, Football, Fitness Training, Nerf, Netball, Volleyball and Table Tennis.

Please Note: We attempt to ensure that all information contained within this website is correct and up-to-date. However, some details may change as we review and update our provision. Although every effort is made to provide the teaching, examination, assessment and other services detailed on this website and in our other publications, Bury College cannot guarantee the provision of such programmes, services, facilities and fees. Bury College reserves the right to amend, withdraw, alter or amalgamate any of the courses, locations and facilities detailed within at any time. Should circumstances require such amendments, Bury College undertakes to use all reasonable steps to minimise the resultant disruption to those services and most importantly to students.

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