Children and Young People's Workforce (England), NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate

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This course is suitable for a range of learners from the age of 16-18 who have little or no experience in childcare, but would like to start a career working with young people.

The aim of this qualification is to prepare learners to work with children between birth and 19 years of age, or to progress onto the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care.

The course will take a year to complete and will be assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio, written assessments or a task set by your tutor.

The course is made up of a number of units, that explore and develop your work with young people. You will understand safeguarding, child welfare, children’s development and play. You will also work to support the needs of a child in preparing for school.

As part of the training students are required to undertake practical placements for which they will need DBS clearance, currently costing £55 which will be covered by the college. Students will also be expected to wear a college tee shirt whilst in placement which can be purchased at interview at a cost of approximately £10 – £12. You will also need to buy files, stationery and at least one recommended text book.

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