• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

Level
Level 2
Duration
40 weeks part-time
Awarding Body
CACHE
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

The course allows you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to care for babies and young children within a Nursery and School setting.  You will complete a range of units to achieve the qualification. Some of the units you will cover include:

  • Support physical care routines for children
  • An introduction to the role of the early years practitioner
  • Understand legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children
  • Support children’s play in early years

This course is based on a portfolio of evidence, in which you will demonstrate your competence through work products and observations in the work place.

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

You do not need any qualifications or have to have undertaken any previous courses or forms of study. However, you will have to show that you have the required underpinning knowledge and understanding of childcare.  You will need to have had experience in a childcare setting and currently be working within a setting for a minimum of 10 hours per week.

Applicants should have been in a suitable placement for approximately 12 weeks prior to commencing the course, working between 6 and 10 hours per week. This is to support vocational competence. You will be required to attend regular evening classes within college. Further details will be given on application.

Assessment and interview dates are available in March and April for courses starting in May.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Progression and Employment

Successful completion will provide opportunities in careers including Parent/Toddler Group Assistant, Crèche Assistant/Playgroup Assistant, Child-minder’s Assistant, Children’s Centre Assistant, Nursery Assistant, Teaching Assistant.

After further study you can progress into careers such as Nursery Nurse, Child-minder, Crèche Leader, Early Years and Primary Teaching – please check additional entry requirements such as GCSEs.

This qualification provides opportunities for progression to further study of the Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care Workbased (Early Years Educator). You must have achieved Level 2 Functional Skills or GCSE Grade 4 / C in mathematics and English to progress onto this course.

If you are unsure about your career progression please contact the Careers Team.

 

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You'll need to have:

You do not need any qualifications or have to have undertaken any previous courses or forms of study. However, you will have to show that you have the required underpinning knowledge and understanding of childcare.  You will need to have had experience in a childcare setting and currently be working within a setting for a minimum of 10 hours per week.

Applicants should have been in a suitable placement for approximately 12 weeks prior to commencing the course, working between 6 and 10 hours per week. This is to support vocational competence. You will be required to attend regular evening classes within college. Further details will be given on application.

Assessment and interview dates are available in March and April for courses starting in May.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


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Application & Enrolment

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