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Early Years Education and Care - CACHE Level 2 Certificate at Chichester College

Course description

This is a one year course that prepares learners to work with children between birth and five years, with knowledge of children up to seven years. The course involves both class based learning and experience in childcare settings. A variety of teaching methods will build your communication, teamwork and study skills within the vocational framework. The qualification achieved enables you to work in a supervised capacity across a variety of childcare and education settings. 

Course content

The course is divided into four main themes, 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. These themes provide the focus for both class based and practice based learning. If you are a full time student aged 16-18 you will follow a study programme which will consist of your main course, enterprise and enrichment activities, English and Maths as well as work experience. If you are aged 16-18 you will follow a study programme consisting of your main qualification, English and maths, enterprise and enrichment. 

Teaching will take place both in the classroom and in placement. Class based lessons will include group work, self-study and practical tasks. Within the placement, learning will be supported by a Placement Supervisor. 

Entry requirements

• Minimum age 16 years.
• 3 GCSEsubjects grade A*- D including English Language
• Enhanced Disclosure and Barring service check – charge applicable


All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or set tasks. Some learning outcomes within this qualification will require assessment in a real work environment. 

Financial information

For all fee details please refer to the Chichester College website


Future opportunities

Learners who complete the Level 2 could progress to the Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in Early Years Education and Care or various job roles in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors such as, Nursery Assistant, Teaching Assistant or Mother's help. 

Further information

There may be small costs payable by all students for enrichment trips and events throughout the year. You will require to have a: • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check - charge applicable.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 April 2016
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