We are holding Advice and Guidance Drop in sessions on Mondays at 1pm for the following courses:

  • Level 1, Level 2 and 3 in Early Years Educator
  • Level 2 and 3 in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (Teaching Assistant)

To attend an Advice and Guidance session, come along to the Marlborough Building Reception at the Centre for Health, Social and Child Care and ask for Tuyshana Senkyire. The session will be held in Room 113.

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

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

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 which costs approximately £50. 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

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.

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"I have always been passionate about caring for and working with young children."

Sam Smith

Sam Smith

Course studied: Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce

Sam Smith has always been passionate about caring for and working with young children.
She studied until Level 2 before gaining work experience as an early year’s practitioner at Noel Park Day Centre in Turnpike Lane.

"I studied Level 2 at the College but wanted to start gaining work experience. I got a job Noel Park Day Centre but to progress further. I returned to study at the College and am now working as an early year’s practitioner. My teachers were always very supportive and really helped me get into a rewarding career."

Course information

Start date
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02 January 2019

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Course level
Level 2
Course code
HS4120A18CS
Start date
02/01/19
End date
24/07/19
Duration
28
Centre
Health, Social and Child Care
Co-Funded
Exams
£110.00
Tuition
£1308.30
Unfunded
Exams
£110.00
Tuition
£1417.00
How to apply

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