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An Introduction to Early Years Education and Care CACHE Level 2 Certificate (QCF). at Hugh Baird College

Course description

You will study a mixture of units designed to give you an insight into the many different aspects of the childcare industry.

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 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. CACHE recommends 250 placement hours.

The programme also includes studying Math’s and English functional skills, or towards GCSE grade A-C if you do not already have these grades.

Course content

  • Theme 1: Introducing the role of the early years practitioner
  • Theme 2: Legislation, framework and professional practice
  • Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school
  • Theme 4: Professional development

You will also study two optional units which are:

  • Support children with additional needs
  • Support creative play

Entry requirements

In order to qualify for this course, you will need:

  • 4 GCSEs at grade D including English or a relevant Level 1 qualification.

Entry to all courses are subject to a successful interview, a satisfactory reference from your school or employer and evidence that you will be a committed student.

Please note: To gain access to this course you will need to go through a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. If you have criminal convictions or cautions, please do not be put off from applying for the course. Your acceptance on to the course will depend on the nature of any convictions and will be at the discretion of the College and your placement provider.

Assessment

earners 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. CACHE recommends 250 placement hours.

Financial information

16 - 18 Years: Free

Future opportunities

  • Education Support Worker
  • Play Therapist
  • Childminder
  • Family Support Worker
  • Nursery Nurse
  • Paediatric Nurse
  • Nanny

Further information

If you are aged 16-19, this qualification will form a substantial part of your study programme. The study programme has been designed to ensure that young people are fully equipped and ready to move on to the world of work or higher level courses. In addition to your main qualification, will you also get the opportunity to undertake relevant and CV bolstering work experience out in your chosen industry. You will also be supported through maths and English qualifications.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 April 2016
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    • By train

      The Merseyrail Bootle Oriel Road station is only a two minute walk from the College campus. This station is on the Northern Line and offers easy access to the College from Liverpool, Crosby, Formby, Southport and other areas.

      By car

      Satellite navigation systems (Satnav) – please enter our postcode L20 7EW.

      The closest motorway junctions are the M58 1a/ M57 Junction 7 – 3.7 miles (6km). Then follow the A59 towards Liverpool for approximately ten minutes, turning right onto the A5058 at the first roundabout, which leads onto Balliol Road.

      By bus

      Students can also travel to College on regular bus services from Southport, Formby, Crosby, Old Roan, Maghull, Litherland, Netherton, Litherland, Queens Drive and Liverpool City Centre. 

      • From Southport: 47, 48, 48a, 300
      • From Formby and Southport: 47, 48, 48a
      • From Crosby: 47, 48, 48a, 54, 62, 62a, 62b
      • From Old Roan and Maghull: 55, 300
      • From Litherland: 53, 53a, 55, 59
      • From Netherton: 52, 52a, 58, 59
      • From Queens Drive: 60, 81
      • From Liverpool City Centre: 47, 48, 52, 52a, 53, 53a, 54, 55, 55d, 155, 300