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Early Years Education & Care CACHE Level 2 Certificate at NewVIc

Course description

The CACHE Level 2 Certificate Introduction to Early Years Education and Care prepares learners to work with children between birth and five years, with knowledge of children up to seven years. This qualification is suitable for a range of learners from the age of 16 onwards who have little or no experience in childcare.

Course content

The course will focus on units built around four 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

On the course you will:

You will also complete a number of placements. Placements are required for achievement of this qualification. Placements will cover 0-5 year olds in at least two different early years settings.

Entry requirements

You must have at least a grade 4 in both Maths and English. You should have also completed at least two weeks work experience in a childcare setting.


All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods including direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments and a task set by CACHE. This qualification will also require you to be assessed in a real work environment.

Financial information

You will be required to complete a disclosure Barring Services (DBS) form confirming that you have no criminal convictions that prevent you from working with children or vulnerable adults. It will be administered by the college at the start of the course. The cost is £20 (non-refundable).

Future opportunities

This qualification allows progression on to the CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification and other Level 3 qualifications relating to childcare. Upon achievement of this qualification, learners can progress into various job roles in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors, such as Nursery Assistant, Classroom Assistant or a Pre-School Assistant.

Further information

English and Mathematics are essential for progression into further education and employment. All learners are required to take or work towards GCSE 9-5 grades in English and Mathematics, or other English and Mathematics qualifications as part of their 16-19 study programme, if they have not achieved this already

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2016
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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.