can i become a nursery nurse with a BTEC level 3 in health and social care?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    hi, i'm doing my lvl 2 course today and yes you can. as you do work placements and study modules you would need to become one within the course

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hi

    Ideally, a nursery nurse will have achieved a Level 2 or Level 3 NVQ, Certificate or Diploma in Early Years Care and Education, or Children's Care, Learning and Development awarded by CACHE, BTEC or City and Guilds.

    As many of these courses are vocational/work-based, some employers might be prepared to offer you a positon on the provision that you are prepared to achieve one of these qualifications within a specified deadline.

    I'd definitely be interested to hear how you get on with this.

    Best of luck.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I'm sorry but no-it needs to be a childcare and education based qualification. I think you need level 2 to be assistant, level 3 to be nursery nurse and level 6 (degree) to be nursery teacher!

    You need knowledge and practice in the well being of children and the educational process which is not covered fully in health and social care!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'm afraid this happens all the time, I myself was ill advised and took and completed a course which did not allow me to work with children unsupervised.

    I had to re-train and get the early years childcare and education level 3 which then enabled me to work as a nursery nurse.

    People are given conflicting advise and it can depend on your area. In Wales where I live we are inspected by the CSSIW who will pick out anyone without the correct qualification and ask them to re-train ( I am speaking from personal experience) or leave.

    Sorry to bring you bad news, but don't give up if your meant to work with children you will.

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  • Denise
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    you are given advice already here which is correct, but does not mean you cannot get a job in childcare as you will find it very easy to do the nvq3 in childcare as you work in a setting. Considering you have already completed training you will find the nvq3 easy to complete, so go for it

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    I think you can because health and social care comes under childhood studies :) talk to your tutor though a they can give you the best advice and guidence.

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