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Introduction to Early Years Education and Care (QCF) CACHE Level 2 Certificate at Mid Cheshire College

Course description

Who is the programme for? : 

For 16+ year olds with a keen interest in the health, care and education of children under 7 years old, and for those seeking employment in nurseries, pre-schools, toy libraries or as au pairs/nannies and children’s representatives with holiday companies.


Course content

This course includes a Study Programme to provide learners with a coherent and enriching curriculum which will provide them with the academic, social and employability skills to progress to further or higher education or employment. The content of the study programme is designed to broaden the learner experience beyond the main qualification of study. The key theme of Study Programmes at Level 2 will be the development of occupational skills in a selected vocational area and the development of personal, social and employability skills with a view to raising aspirations. As well as your core qualification you will study GCSE or Functional Skills English or Maths plus English and Maths development as part of the core qualification. Learners will also undertake planning for personal progress and pastoral education. Plus additional personal development activities which may include work experience and projects.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D or above, including English. A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required before enrolment, along with a satisfactory reference. Some work experience within a childcare setting is preferred.


1. Continual assessments both in college and work placement
2. Externally set multiple choice question paper
3. Via the Learners Log-book

Future opportunities

• Employment in Child Care
• Progression on to the CACHE Diploma in Early Years Education and Care
• Child Care apprenticeship

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 April 2016

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