Childcare and Education - CACHE Level 2 Diploma
About the course
Are you interested in working in childcare? Are you a volunteer in a pre-school or nursery? This introductory course will allow you to take the next step in your career whether as a Nursery Assistant, Classroom Assistant or Pre-School Assistant.
You will be working or volunteering in a nursery, crèche or children¿s centre. You will be interviewed about your knowledge and skills prior to full enrolment. You must also have undergone an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Please bring this with you to your interview.
You will learn about all aspects of children's care and education through theory lessons in college. The units you will study include: Introduction to Communication; Introduction to Equality and Inclusion; Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People; Supporting positive behaviour; and Paediatric Emergency First Aid.
Additionally you will have the opportunity to develop your functional skills in English and Maths as these are important skills needed in the workplace.
You will be assessed by written coursework, by an observation of your methods in the workplace, and sometimes by a task set by the examining board (CACHE).
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 orPre-school assistant.
You could also progress onto the CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator qualifications and other Level 3 qualifications relating to Child Care.
"My plan is to become a pediatric nurse dealing with children or a child psychologist.
Studying: Level 2 and 3 Childcare Apprenticeship
I started off doing a Health and Social care course in college, based on the advice of my family I decided to do a childcare Apprenticeship. After reviewing their advice I came to the conclusion that it would be the smoothest route for me to take as it enables me to progress onto university.
"A typical day at college involves a lot of work, we have open discussions about the different areas of childcare and, we go into depth about the roots of childcare and the founding Acts of Child Law, it is really interesting.
"In the nursery, I have a number of roles that I complete on a daily basis; I assist with the daily routines for example every week I sit down with my co-workers to devise a weekly plan for the children.I am hoping to progress onto university and to either study a pediatric nursing course or Child Psychology.
"My plan is then to become a pediatric nurse dealing with children or a child psychologist. I also hope to own my own business one day.
"The college has supported me a lot, they have assisted me with finding employment, they have provided me with the necessary information which I can put into practice."
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