Introduction to Early Years Education and Care (QCF) - CACHE Level 2 Certificate


Introduction to Early Years Education and Care (QCF) - CACHE Level 2 Certificate

About the course

The aim of this qualification is to prepare adults to work with children between birth and five years, with knowledge of children up to seven years. 



You will need to complete the college assessment and attend an interview. 

You will need to be working or volunteering in a school environment (for at least 12 hours a week). You will also need an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check which costs approximately £50.


You will complete unit assignments such as: 

  • The role of the early year’s practitioner.
  • Play Development and Learning for School Readiness

Due to the short time scale to complete you will need to allow additional time to study independently. 


Units of work will be assessed internally using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task. 

Being in a workplace setting is essential to complete all the course requirements.

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 • Pre-school assistant

Learners could also progress on to the Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce.



Course information

Start date
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14 January 2019

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Course level
Level 2
Course code
Start date
End date
28 Weeks
Health, Social and Child Care
Class Type
Part Time
Student Type
Adults (19+)

All full-time courses are FREE to UK and EU residents aged 16-18 on 31 August in their first year of study.

If you are aged 19+ and looking to study a Level 3 or above course, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees.

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