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Introduction to Early Years Education and Care CACHE Certificate (QCF) Level 2 at Hackney Community College

Course description

Develop practical skills and knowledge enabling you to work with children from birth to 7 years old. 
As part of the course you will study how to work in partnership with others, routines and physical care needs of children, safeguarding, play in early years and legislation relating to health and safety. You will also be expected to work towards GCSE Maths and English.

Course content

You will learn through a range of methods: assignments tasks, projects, group work and independent study.

It’s a full-time programme where you’ll attend College 3 days per week, plus 1 day a week work placement in a relevant childcare setting.


Entry requirements

GCSE maths and English at grades A-C, plus a College interview and assessment.


Financial information

·         16-18 year-olds do not have to pay tuition fees on FE courses

·         many 16-18 year-olds may be eligible to receive a bursary

·         many 16-18 year-olds can receive a Free College Meals pass (depending on eligibility)

·         Transport for London student travel cards are available.

·         Re-sits, CRB fees and other incidental costs are to be paid when due.

Future opportunities

Level 3 childcare courses, such as the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator, VRQ). You could also go on to employment in roles such as a nursery assistant, nursery nurse, nanny or preschool assistant.


Further information

Before you start your lessons, you’ll take part in induction sessions, where you’ll meet other students and find out all about the support that’s available to you. This includes learning about the Virtual Learning Environment, tutorials and the campus facilities. All students can receive free, confidential and impartial advice on things like: your next step in education or your career, finance, housing, health, immigration, benefit claims, legal problems, sexual health, drugs, staying safe, personal / emotional concerns and other issues.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 April 2016
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