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Overview

You don't need any previous experience to study this qualification.

This Level 2 qualification will provide you with the opportunity to gain the OFSTED recognised qualification that you will need work at Level 2 with children up to the age of 5 years old. You will also be gaining important work experience on placement and also developing your maths and English skills.

Course description

You will be taught by tutors who have occupational experience of the Early Years sector at campuses that have good transport links.

To achieve this qualification you will complete a range of assessements set by CACHE (the awarding organisation) and internally assessed. These may include written assignments, projects, child observations and direct observation by an assessor while you are at your placement.

You will also study both maths and English GCSE if you have not yet achieved a minimum Grade 4 in these subjects.. These are both essential skills for an Early Years practitioner as you will supporting children's literacy and numeracy and may be responsible for completing accurate records on such things as a child's development, accident reports and payments.

What areas will I study?

  • Child development
  • Play and learning
  • The role of the early years practitioner
  • Nutrition
  • Physical development and activities

You will gain experience in a work placement with an Early Years provider for which you will need to complete a DBS application.

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Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 September | 2020/21 - 1 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 September | 2020/21 £0.00 1 Academic Year(s) In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ September | 2020/21 Please contact the college for fee information 1 Academic Year(s) In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
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