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Early Years Education and Care Introduction Certificate Level 2 at East Sussex College

Course description

You will study a range of units which are organised into clusters and include: Support physical care routines for children, An introduction to the role of the early years practitioner, Understand how to work in partnership, Understand legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children,Use legislation relating to the health and safety of children,Use legislation relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice, Play, Development and Learning for School, Understand how to plan to meet the needs of the developing child, Supporting children’s play in early years.You will also need to undertake a minimum of 250 placement hours which will be logged and used to link theory to practice in particular with the following units:Use observation, assessment and planning, Support children’s positive behaviour, Engage in professional development

Entry requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements.

You will need at least GCSE English Language grade D or 3.


All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task set by CACHE.Additional assessment requirements:Some learning outcomes within this qualification will require assessment in a Real Work Environment.

Future opportunities

This qualification allows progression onto the CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator qualifications and other Level 3 qualifications relating to childcare.Job roles include Nursery Assistant, Classroom Assistant, Nanny and Pre-school Assistant.

Further information

This course will lead onto the Level 3 Early Years Educator which is the new Gold Standard Qualification for childcare. You will need at least 4 GCSEs at D & above - one of which must be English.
You will be expected to study Maths and English at GCSE level if you have not achieved a C grade alongside your programme, both of which are needed to progress to level 3.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 April 2017
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