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Early Years Education CACHE Level 2 Certificate at Epping Forest College

Course description

The aim of this course is to prepare learners to work with children aged from birth to 5 years with knowledge of ages 5-7. You will study Early Years theory and knowledge which includes:

  • children’s’ development and learning
  • care of children
  • play
  • legislation
  • healthy lifestyles
  • safeguarding.

Two days a week will be spent in placement in a childcare setting, gaining valuable practical experience.

Learners will get the opportunity to take part in fund raising, charity events and educational visits.

Course content

The course will cover a range of topics from the Childcare sector, allowing you to gain valuable knowledge of the industry.

English & Maths is included as part of your study programme at EFC. All students will be working towards a GCSE Grade C in English Language & Maths alongside their chosen subject. If you’ve already achieved these grades, we will work with you to develop your literacy and numeracy skills further throughout the year.

Work experience is a mandatory part of the course. You will gain valuable experience as a trainee childcare worker, building up practical skills and gaining confidence when working with children.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D OR Merit/Distinction at an appropriate Level 1 programme.


Your practical skills are assessed by observations of you working in placement and by written assignments and a portfolio of evidence.

Financial information

You will need to purchase polo shirt/fleece with College logo and the recommended textbook.

Future opportunities

After the course, you could work as an nursery assistant or classroom assistant or you could progress to a level 3 College-based course, the Early Years Educator or a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Early Years to qualify as an Early Years Practitioner.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 April 2016
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