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Introduction to Early Years Care Level 2 at Itchen College

Course description

This is a course for those who would like to begin an introductory qualification for working with children or those who would like to progress to the Level 3 qualification.

This course is for you if... love working with children and are looking for a career in this field.

Course content

This course will prepare you to work with children or progress onto the Level 3 CACHE qualification in Childcare & Education (Early Years Educator).

You will learn about working with children at different stages in their growth and development, up to the age of seven years. You also learn how to work with parents, carers and with other professionals in the field of child care and education.

A substantial amount of time is spent in practical placements with children, including schools and nurseries.

Please note: Students who take any Care course will be required to pay for a DBS (Disclosing and Barring Service) check.

Entry requirements

Grades 3-2 at English and Maths and two or more GCSEs at grade D-E. All applicants must show an interest in working with children and relevant experience in this area would be desirable.

All applicants must show evidence of working with children (other than babysitting) either before initial interview or before enrolment.

Additional guidance is available at interview. 


Assessment on the Level 2 course will be by a range of methods, including assignments, portfolios of evidence or work based assessment. 

Future opportunities

After this course, students can seek employment within nursery or school settings. They may also wish to progress onto the Level 3 qualification.

Further information

Students benefit from our on-site nursery to gain more practical experience, and studying in a department which has excellent records of students going on to further education, higher education or employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Itchen College directly.

Last updated date: 11 August 2016

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