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Introducing Caring for Children and Young People CACHE Certificate (QCF) Level 2 at Hackney Community College

Course description

This qualification will give you the basic understanding of childcare and education which will enable you to make an informed decision about working with children and young people. As part of the course, you will study safeguarding, child development and the importance of respecting and valuing children. You will need to achieve a total of 16 credits to complete the course.


Course content

You will learn through a range of methods such as classroom teaching, projects and assignments, independent and group study.

In addition to the class, you will be expected to spend at least 5 hours a week studying.



Entry requirements

GCSE maths and English at grades A-C, plus a written assessment and interview at College. In addition, you will need to provide a satisfactory reference.



You will be assessed through assignment tasks, projects and group discussions. You will need to achieve a pass in all of you assignments.


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 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care (QCF), Level 3 childcare courses or employment.


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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