OverviewThe Early Years Practitioner CACHE Level 2 Diploma
Is this course right for me?
If you dream of embarking on a fulfilling career and love working with children and young people, a Childcare course is an excellent place to start. This course is perfect for learners aged 16 upwards who want to take their first steps into the Childcare sector and gain a wealth of experience.
Our workbased courses allow learners to integrate academic knowledge with practical skills. Students will be allocated an assessor who will support them throughout the duration of the course, there is no requirement to attend classroom sessions. Students must be working or volunteering in a relevant role.
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Need to know
2 9-3/A-D GCSE grades (including English) or a relevant Level 1 in Childcare. If you do not meet these entry requirements please ask about our Level 1 programmes.
How will I be assessed?
Your assessments throughout this course will keep you on track to achieve; these could include observations in your work placement, assignment tasks and a portfolio of evidence to support your learning.
This course will prepare you to work with children between birth and 5 years, and make sure that you have excellent knowledge of children up to 7 years of age.
You will learn through a variety of different methods including practical work during your course to develop your skills. It is recommended that you undertake 250 hours of work placement in the duration of this course (this amounts to 1 or 2 days per week). You will need a full enhanced DBS check before you begin your placement.
Your areas of study will include:
- Introducing the role of the Early Years Practitioner
- Legislation, framework and professional practice
- Play, development and learning for school readiness
- Professional development
Your Tutor will be on hand to support you throughout your course to develop your skills, prepare you for your next steps and help you to achieve your goals.
What options are there after completing this course?
Upon completing your course, you have a great range of options available to help you continue your adventure.
- You may choose to continue your studies in College and progress onto a Level 3 course such as the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care
- If you do choose to continue and complete a Level 3 qualification, you will be able to progress to University if you wish. A Level 3 Qualification is the equivalent to 3 A Levels
- There are a range of employment options available to you following this course including roles such as a Nursery Assistant, Classroom Assistant, Nanny and Pre-School Assistant
You will learn through a variety of different methods including practical work during your course to develop your skills.
It is recommended that you undertake 250 hours of work placement in the duration of this course (this amounts to 1 or 2 days per week). You will need a full enhanced DBS check before you begin your placement.
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Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.
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