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Childcare Level 2 at Malvern Hills College

Course description

This course enables you to work in a childcare setting as an assistant. This course leads to a Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care.

Course content

What’s involved?

You will study a range of units including:
• Support children's development
• Support children's play
• Support healthy lifestyles
• Support positive behaviour
• You will also study Maths and English
You will also take part in work placements working with children and staff in a range of settings. Work placements are usually arranged by the College.

How will I be studying?

You will spend some time in College as well as in a work placement. Classwork is a combination of lectures, practical activities, discussion and tutorials.

Entry requirements

You will need to have one GCSE at Grade C and three at Grade D or above,  in an academic subjects, or a suitable Level 1 qualification in Childcare or equivalent. You also need to have enthusiasm and an interest in working with young children 0 - 16 years. A successful interview, a police check and a suitable reference are also required.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this programme you may progress with your studies and apply to join the Level 3 course (over 19s will need GCSE at Grade C in Maths and English to do this). Alternatively, as this qualification is well recognised by employers and as a Level 2 qualification, it enables you to work as an assistant in the Childcare and Education sector (eg with children aged 0 - 5 in a range of settings, such as nurseries, playgroups and pre-schools).

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 August 2016

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    • The Evesham campus is a short walk from Evesham town centre. It is well placed for bus links from the surroundings area.

      The campus has...

      ·         A state of the art motor vehicle workshops

      ·         New hair & beauty training salons called PURE - Hair, Beauty & Relaxation, which are also open to the public

      ·         Training rooms for public services and construction

      ·         A dedicated health and childcare teaching area

      ·         Fully equipped IT facilities and media suite

      ·         A new photographic studio

      ·         An Energy Training Centre

      ·         Indoor and outdoor animal care facilities

      We also have a well equipped Learning Resources Centre and an excellent refreshment and relaxation area in The Hub, which includes a Costa Coffee Shop.