If I’m doing an apprenticeship, will my English and Maths GCSEs be included in my course?
Yes. If you don’t already have the required GCSEs, they’ll form a part of your study programme.
If I’m doing a standalone course, will the provider support me in getting my GCSEs?
They should. The government requires that all course providers encourage and support learners in this.
How can I get the GCSEs I need?
The method you choose depends on your needs.
Attending college part-time is probably the best-known route, and it’s great for those who love being in a classroom. However, college courses have set timetables, so they can be difficult to schedule around your EYE training – particularly if you’re working at the same time.
If you don’t want to commit to set classes each week, taking an online GCSE course is the easiest way to ensure you can shape your studies to your schedule, balance your workload, and beat deadline stress. There are a variety of providers, some offering more flexibility and support than others.
We think our GCSE courses are the best because we design our them especially for people with busy lives. We know how hard it can be to juggle studying, working, family commitments and a social life, so all our courses are super-flexible. There are no set start dates or deadlines, and you’ll have your personal tutor on hand any time you need them – perfect if you want to work at your own pace, on your own terms.
Whichever route you choose, make sure it’s the one that suits you, your lifestyle, and your commitments best.
So what does all this add up to?
Essentially, it means that if you want to become a Level 3 Early Years Educator, you can start your training, but you’ll need to get Grade Cs in English and Maths at some point. Without them, you can’t get funding, complete an apprenticeship, or count as Level 3 staff in the workplace.
And it’s better to get them sooner rather than later. Many other courses and jobs require English and Maths GCSEs as a minimum, so by getting the right grades, you’re investing in your own future – wherever it may take you.
To find out more about taking your GCSEs online with us, click here or contact one of our expert course advisors by phone, email or webchat.