A 1:   Structure of Education
Task 1
Every three- and four year old child is entitled to free early years education in an Ofsted inspected setting which is found to be satisfactory.   The funding is available for 12.5 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year. Free places are available in a number of settings including school nurseries, childminders and private day nurseries.

Task 2
Case study: Considering post-16 options |
Patrick has left school at 16 with five GCSEs and is unsure about what to do next.He is interested in a career in physical education.What education and Training options are available to him? |

Patrick’s options:
Left school at 16 with five GCSEs
Unsure of what to do next
Interested in a physical education career
Positive aspects:
I will say to Patrick that he can progress in his education to A level which is the gateway to most university and college courses. It is highly valued by most Universities and Employers. It prepares you for employment and higher education.
Another option is BTEC, City and Guilds and OCR Nationals which can lead to a professional qualification, and can also be a route into higher education, such as a Higher National Certificate or a Higher National Diploma. Diplomas give student a wide range of future options to a job, future training or with an advanced diploma to university. (
Third option is apprenticeship which allows you to learn and gain nationally-recognised qualifications at the same time. You get training as well working alongside and learning from experienced staff, you will do off-the-job training, usually on a day-release basis at a local college or specialist training facility.
Negative aspects:
Without a high school diploma, Patrick will have a difficult time gaining access to financial aid from colleges or trade schools such as Harris Academy. In fact, most universities and trade schools require students to have a diploma before they are accepted into a program. A student...