Course informationThis 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.
QualificationsQCF CACHE (Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce (England)
This 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
Entry RequirementsFor this childcare course, the Department for Education expects students to have English and Maths at a minimum of Grade 3.
You must also be prepared to do your Maths and English alongside to achieve a Grade 4 to progress to Level 3.
A satisfactory DBS clearance
Two satisfactory references, one must be from from school (essential)
Satisfactory interview in which you demonstrate the qualities needed to be an effective childcare student. It is essential that all students can work as part of a team and be able to interact with children and adults in a responsible manner.
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