Introduction to an Early Years Setting - CACHE Level 1
About the course
If you're volunteering in Early Years provision, or an unqualified member of staff in a pre-school, this course could be the ideal bridge between you and a successful career in Early Years childcare and provision.
You need to have a reference from an employer and evidence of at least two weeks of work experience with pre-school children. You will also need an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check which costs approximately £50 in addition to course fees.
Your commitment to your course of study will be tested at a formal interview and assessment prior to full enrolment.
This course is intended as an introduction to all aspects of care and provision in an Early Years setting. The units you study will include: The Value of Play for Babies and Young Children, Management and Organisation in an Early Years Setting, Roles and Responsibiities of Carers and Volunteers, The Importance of Developing Links in the Local Community to Enhance Children's Learning and Development.
Assessment is by coursework.
This course is intended as an introduction to the sector and the kind of work available in it. For a more practical and career-oriented course, you could progress to a Level 2 Diploma in Early Years, or to a complementary Level 2 course in a related field, such as Health and Social Care, or Public Services. Alternatively, this course will allow you to progress in your current place of work in a supervised capacity.