Level 2 Introduction to Early Years Education and Care

Overview

WHAT DOES THE SUBJECT INCLUDE?

 

The course consists of the following units:

 

  • Support physical care routines for children
  • An introduction to the role of the early years practitioner
  • Understand how to work in partnership
  • Understand legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children
  • Use legislation relating to the health and safety of children
  • Use legislation relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice
  • Understand how to plan to meet the needs of the developing child
  • Supporting children’s play
  • Support children’s play in early years
  • Support the needs of the child in preparing for school
  • Supporting children’s development
  • Use observation, assessment and planning
  • Support children’s positive behaviour
  • Engage in professional development

 

You are appointed a Personal Tutor for the duration of the course.

 

WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE?

 

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

 

  • 33 credits (29 credits from mandatory group A plus 4 credits from optional group B).
  • 269-282 GLH
  • 250 Placement hours.

 

Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on a practical placement as an important part of the assessment process involves evaluating skills in real working situations. Placements are required for achievement of this qualification. We recommend a minimum of 250 placement hours.

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IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?

 

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

 

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

 

You should be at least 16 years old and have at least 5 GCSE’s at Grade 3 (D grade) or above.

 

WHAT QUALIFICATION WILL I GAIN IF I SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE COURSE?

 

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care​

More information about this course is available here:

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator)

What does this subject include?

This course consists of a selection of the following units:

  • Support physical care routines for children
  • An introduction to the role of the early years practitioner
  • Understand how to work in partnership
  • Understand legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children
  • Use legislation relating to the health and safety of children
  • Use legislation relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice
  • Understand how to plan to meet the needs of the developing child
  • Supporting children’s play
  • Support children’s play in early years
  • Support the needs of the child in preparing for school
  • Supporting children’s development
  • Use observation, assessment and planning
  • Support children’s positive behaviour
  • Engage in professional development

What is the structure of the course?

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

  • 33 credits (29 credits from mandatory group A plus 4 credits from optional group B).
  • 269-282 GLH
  • 250 Placement hours.

Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on a practical placement as an important part of the assessment process involves evaluating skills in real working situations. Placements are required for achievement of this qualification. We recommend a minimum of 250 placement hours.

During placement, learners will need support from a professional within the ‘Real Work Environment’ who will be required to complete professional development records.

What are the entry requirements?

  • You should be at least 16 years old and have at least 5 GCSE’s at Grade 3 (D grade) or above.

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