Higher Level Courses and Advanced Learner Loans

Higher Level Courses and Advanced Learner Loans 2020-09-02T08:11:37+00:00

If you live in a London borough you may be eligible for a fully funded (free) Level 3 qualification!

If you live outside a London borough you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner loan.

What is an Advanced Learner Loan?

From September 2016, if you are aged 19 or over and want to study a Further Education course at Level 3 or 4 you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan (ALL) to cover the course fees.

The government determines which courses are eligible for Advanced Learner Loans. Awarding bodies are responsible for requesting that a course is eligible for the Advanced Learner Loan. To check whether a course is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan please check the Advanced Learner Loan catalogue.

The loans are available regardless of your current employment status, and it isn’t means tested or subject to credit checks. You will only start to repay the loan once you’ve left the course and are earning more than £25,725 per year. If you take out a loan to do an Access to Higher Education Diploma and go on to complete a Higher Education (university-level) qualification, you will not have to repay the loan.

If you’re aged 19 to 23 and don’t already have a qualification at Level 3 or above, you may be eligible for a fully funded (free) level 3 qualification.

For more information, visit the government’s website or call us on 0208 726 6000 ext: 62604 or email: calat.business@croydon.gov.uk

 

AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting 

 

Who is this course for?

If you already have some experience and current knowledge of bookkeeping or have successfully achieved the Foundation Certificate in Accounting then you would be able to apply for this course.

What will you learn on the course?

In this qualification you will master more complex accounting disciplines including financial processes, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts and ethical practices for accountants. 

  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Final Accounts Preparation
  • Management Accounting: Costing
  • Indirect Tax
  • Ethics for Accountants
  • Spreadsheets for Accounting
  • Advanced Diploma Synoptic Assessment (The synoptic assessment will ask students to apply knowledge and skills gained across the qualification in an integrated way, within a workplace context. Scenarios will change over time to ensure the validity of the assessment)

What jobs can you go on to do with this qualification?

AAT qualifications are recognised by employers as practical and technical qualifications that prepare students for the world of work and for working specifically in accountancy and finance roles.

  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Audit Trainee
  • Bookkeeper
  • Credit Controller
  • Finance Assistant
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Practice Bookkeeper
  • Tax Assistant

Additional Information

If you are considering going on to study at university, this qualification will also attract UCAS points. Based on size, grade and equivalence to the Level 3 AAT Diploma in Accounting (QCF), we expect that this qualification will attract 56 UCAS points.

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Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce

 

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who works or wants to work at a supervisory level in a children and young people’s establishment. You will need to hold a level 2 qualification in early years.

What will you learn on the course?

This qualification is designed to build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas. You will learn how to be a highly effective and skilled Practitioner

You will also discuss, research and produce assignments to meet assessment criteria on the following topics:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Legislation, Frameworks, and Professional Practice
  • Working alongside other health practitioners
  • Safeguarding, PREVENT and Early Intervention

What jobs can you go on to do with this qualification?

  • Supporting Teaching and Learning Workers – who visit families of pre-school children at home
  • Residential Childcare Workers
  • Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service Advisers
  • Youth Worker
  • Community Care Officer
  • Professional Assistant
  • Family Centre Worker

Additional Information

You must have a placement which includes substantial experience across all ranges and 400 hours across the course. You are required to be observed in your practice in the setting.

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Level 3 Diploma for Children’s Workforce – Early Years Educator

 

Who is this course for?

This course is for applicants who have an existing childcare qualification at level 2 as well as 6 months recent continuous experience working in an Early Years Setting.

What will you learn on the course?

You will learn how to be a highly effective and skilled Early Years Practitioner. You will also discuss, research and produce assignments to meet the assessment criteria on topics covered below:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Legislation, Frameworks, and Professional Practice
  • Play, development and learning for school readiness
  • Linking theory to practice in the Early Years Setting
  • Safeguarding, PREVENT and Early Intervention
  • EYFS history and context with implications for practical application
  • Observation, evaluation and planning to meet individual children’s needs

What jobs can you go on to do with this qualification?

  • Assistant in Children’s Centres
  • Practitioner in nursery schools
  • Practitioner in reception classes in primary schools
  • Room leader in an early years setting
  • Deputy Manager in an early years setting

Additional Information

You will be required to complete a minimum of 350 hours placement in an Early Years Setting which will enable you to evidence across the age range 0-5. This qualification has the following UCAS Points – P – 32.

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Level 4 Certificate for the Early years Advanced Practitioner

 

Who is this course for?

This is for practitioners who hold a full Level 3 Early Years of Childcare qualification and are employed in an Early Years setting.

What will you learn on the course?

This course aims to provide professional development opportunities for practitioners working in the early year’s workforce at Level 3 and will challenge learners in their daily practice and theoretical understanding. Topics include: Enabling children to learn, working with Families and other Professionals, implementing change and specialist areas such as physical activity and nutrition and special educational needs.

What jobs can you go on to do with this qualification?

  • SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator)
  • PANCO (Physical Activity and Nutrition Coordinator)
  • Leadership, mentoring, supervision and management opportunities

Additional Information

This qualification provides progression 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 (England). It will also prepare learners for further study of early years in higher education

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Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

 

Who is this course for?

You need to be employed in the care sector for a minimum of 3 months and have a key worker role or be involved in person centered planning and up-dating care plans.

What will you learn on this course?

Topics include; person centred planning, safeguarding, legislation, professional development and duty of care.

What jobs can you go on to do with this qualification?

  • Management roles within Health & Social Care
  • Degree in Nursing or Social Work
  • L4 Health & Social Care Diploma

Additional Information

You will need to be in either paid or voluntary role as a key worker or supervisor within the Health & Social Care sector for the duration of your course.

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