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Introduction to Early Years Education and Care

(QCF) CACHE Level 2 Certificate 16-18

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 five years with knowledge of children up to seven years, 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 CRB 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.

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

Study Programmes

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

What the course leads to

This course leads to CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator) (VRQ).

Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

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

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Entry Requirements

When the course runs

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

Nicola Calvert came to us on level 2 Childcare course after much discussion around her suitability for the course. Nicola was given a chance. She excelled and completed her level 2 child care and was employed by the college as an apprentice. She achieved the full framework and was kept on by the college in employment. She has now just enrolled on our foundation degree in Early Years Education.

Nicola Calvert - Childcare Level 2

Course Location

Clarence Street
L3 5TP

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Course Bundle Lookup

Course bundles are designed for 16 - 18 year olds only.

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