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CACHE Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and care (QCF) at North Shropshire College - NSC

Course description

What does the subject include?

The course consists of the following units:

Unit 1.3: Support physical care routines for children

Unit 2.1: An introduction to the role of the early years practitioner

Unit 5: Understand how to work in partnership

Unit 2: Understand legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children

Unit 3: Use legislation relating to the health and safety of children

Unit 4: Use legislation relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice

Unit 3.8: Understand how to plan to meet the needs of the developing child

Unit 6: Supporting children’s play

Unit 7: Support children’s play in early years

Unit 8: Support the needs of the child in preparing for school

Unit 10: Supporting children’s development

Unit 11: Use observation, assessment and planning

Unit 12: Support children’s positive behavior

Unit 9: Engage in professional development

Plus 2 optional Units

Additional courses:

• Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care

You are appointed a Personal Tutor for the duration of the course.

Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on a practical placement as an important part of the assessment process involves evaluating skills in real working situations. Placements are required for achievement of this qualification. We recommend a minimum of 250 placement hours.

During placement, learners will need support from a professional within the Real Work Environment who will be required to complete professional development records.

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. Learners could also progress on to the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care or the CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce

This qualification is suitable for a range of learners from the age of 16 onwards who have little or no experience in childcare.

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.

Some learning outcomes within this qualification will require assessment in a real work environment.

250 placement hours are recommended for this qualification.

 

 

 

 

 

Course content

What does the subject include?

The course consists of the following units:

Unit 1.3: Support physical care routines for children

Unit 2.1: An introduction to the role of the early years practitioner

Unit 5: Understand how to work in partnership

Unit 2: Understand legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children

Unit 3: Use legislation relating to the health and safety of children

Unit 4: Use legislation relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice

Unit 3.8: Understand how to plan to meet the needs of the developing child

Unit 6: Supporting children’s play

Unit 7: Support children’s play in early years

Unit 8: Support the needs of the child in preparing for school

Unit 10: Supporting children’s development

Unit 11: Use observation, assessment and planning

Unit 12: Support children’s positive behavior

Unit 9: Engage in professional development

Plus 2 optional Units

Additional courses:

• Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care

You are appointed a Personal Tutor for the duration of the course.

Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on a practical placement as an important part of the assessment process involves evaluating skills in real working situations. Placements are required for achievement of this qualification. We recommend a minimum of 250 placement hours.

During placement, learners will need support from a professional within the Real Work Environment who will be required to complete professional development records.

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. Learners could also progress on to the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care or the CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce

This qualification is suitable for a range of learners from the age of 16 onwards who have little or no experience in childcare.

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.

Some learning outcomes within this qualification will require assessment in a real work environment.

250 placement hours are recommended for this qualification.

 

 

 

 

 

Entry requirements

Four appropriate GCSEs at Grade D or above.

Successful College interview.

DBS check - formerly CRB.

Assessment

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.

Some learning outcomes within this qualification will require assessment in a real work environment.

250 placement hours are recommended for this qualification.

 

Financial information

Please contact our Student Finance Officer - Penny Jones - 01691 688029.

Future opportunities

This qualification allows progression on to the CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator qualifications and other Level 3 qualifications relating to child care.

 

Further information

Are there any extra costs?

Uniform - T-shirt for placement

CACHE L2 EYE course textbook – not mandatory

(You may be able to get help with the costs from the College’s Learner Support Fund. More details are available from the Student Services team)

Please contact our Oswestry Campus directly - 01691 688000.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Shropshire College - NSC directly.

Last updated date: 02 November 2016