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Early Years Education and Care Introduction Level 2 Certificate (QCF) at The Thomas Hardye School

Course description

This is a one year full-time course. This is an exciting vocational full-time qualification which enables students to enter the childcare workforce or progress to a Level 3 qualification. The CACHE Level 2 certificate in an introduction to early years education and care and prepares students to become early years practitioners, enabling them to work with children. Students will spend three days in school and two days in an early years placement each week throughout the year

Course content


This level two course consists of units of work which cover a range of topics including child development, supporting children’s routines, safeguarding and health and safety and play. Students will experience placements which include a variety of education and care settings with age ranges 0-7 years. All students will undertake a first aid qualification as well as a fire safety awareness course.


Units of work will be internally assessed using a variety of methods. This could include direct observation within the work placement, a portfolio of evidence or written assignments

Future opportunities

This course will enable candidates to enter the early years workforce to become a Level 2 practitioner. After completion of the Level 2 certificate progression can be made to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Thomas Hardye School directly.

Last updated date: 21 November 2017
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