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Evesham celebrates Early Years diploma success

Evesham College part of WCG Worcestershire, has celebrated the achievement of twelve of its Childhood Studies students.

The group, who completed a Level 3 Diploma in Childhood and Education (Early Years Educator), maintained the college’s one hundred percent pass rate on the course, which is provided in partnership with the Council for Awards in Children’s Care (CACHE) and the Northern Advisory Council for Further Education (NCFE).

The two year course has been running at Evesham College for three years and has attracted more interest year-on-year with student numbers growing steadily.  The syllabus has evolved over the years to reflect the changing needs of children, families and childcare settings.

Family and friends were invited to the college on Tuesday 17 July, where they celebrated the students success with an awards ceremony and afternoon tea.

This year, students have gone on to attain a place at Norland College, been offered places on midwifery courses, gained jobs as a primary school teaching assistant, day nursery and pre-school playgroup assistant, work as a nanny, or have gone onto higher education.

New graduate Louise Dickens, said: “I can’t believe I finally have my diploma, it means so much to me, and now I can fulfil my dream of becoming a Norlander.

Evesham College has been just brilliant, so supportive and provided me the confidence and skills to start my new journey in Bath at Norland College in September.”

Course lecturer Victoria Newman, said: “It really is very rewarding to see our learners graduate and to be able to celebrate their success with them.

“Students completing this course may go on to higher education as this qualification is equivalent to three A-levels and attracts UCAS points.  Many primary teacher training programmes also welcome this diploma, as students have achieved 750 hours of experience in working with young children during their two years of study.”

For further information about training and courses  at Evesham College go to or call 0300 4560047.

Issued: Tuesday 24 July 2018

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