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L2 Early Years Education and Care

Course Overview
Course type

CACHE Level 2 Certificate

Course length

One year

Required qualifications

You must have at least a grade 4 in both Maths and English. You should     have also completed at least two weeks work experience in a childcare setting.

The CACHE Level 2 Certificate Introduction to Early Years Education and Care prepares learners to work with children between birth and five years, with knowledge of children up to seven years. This qualification is suitable for a range of learners from the age of 16 onwards who have little or no experience in childcare.


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The course will focus on

  • units built around four themes:
  • Introducing the Role of the Early Years Practitioner
  • Legislation, Framework and Professional Practice
  • Play, Development and Learning for School
  • Professional development

You will complete a number of placements which are  a required element for this qualification. Placements will cover 0-5 year olds in at least two different early years settings.

The CACHE Level 2 Certificate Introduction to Early Years Education and Care prepares learners to work with children between birth and five years, with knowledge of children up to seven years. This qualification is suitable for a range of learners from the age of 16 onwards who have little or no experience in childcare.


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Method of assessment

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods including direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments and a task set by CACHE. This qualification will also require you to be assessed in a real work environment.

The CACHE Level 2 Certificate Introduction to Early Years Education and Care prepares learners to work with children between birth and five years, with knowledge of children up to seven years. This qualification is suitable for a range of learners from the age of 16 onwards who have little or no experience in childcare.


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This qualification allows progression on to the CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification and other Level 3 qualifications relating to childcare. Upon achievement of this qualification, learners can progress into various job roles in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors, such as Nursery Assistant, Classroom Assistant or a Pre-School Assistant.

Other Information

You will be required to complete a disclosure Barring Services (DBS) form confirming that you have no criminal convictions that prevent you from working with children or vulnerable adults. It will be administered by the college at the start of the course. The cost is £20 (non-refundable).
English and Mathematics are essential for progression into further education and employment. All learners are required to take or work towards GCSE 9-5 grades in English and Mathematics, or other English and Mathematics qualifications as part of their 16-19 study programme, if they have not achieved this already.

 

The CACHE Level 2 Certificate Introduction to Early Years Education and Care prepares learners to work with children between birth and five years, with knowledge of children up to seven years. This qualification is suitable for a range of learners from the age of 16 onwards who have little or no experience in childcare.


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