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Children and the Young People's Workforce CACHE Level 2 at Waltham Forest College

Course description

This course is for anyone aged 16 - 18. 

This course is an ideal course for those wishing to work in a variety of early years settings under supervision.

Course content

Health and safety
Diversity and inclusion
How to support children's learning and development

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade D or above including English and Maths
Successful enhanced DBS check (previously known as CRB, police check)
Interview and assessment


For this course you will be required to study one day a week in college and 2 days in a work placement setting.

Assessment will be by assignments in the classroom and observations in the work place setting.

Future opportunities

Progression to a Level 3 Early Years Educator CACHE Diploma.
Employment as an assistant in an Early Years setting.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 July 2017
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    • Train:

      Trains run to Walthamstow Central from Liverpool Street station (a bus can then be taken to the College, see below). Wood Street station is approximately a 10-minute walk from the College.


      The Victoria Line ends at Walthamstow Central, which is approximately a 15-minute walk to the College. Alternatively, you can get a bus, see below.


      From Walthamstow Central:Bus 275 stops outside the College, 212 stops across the road from the College (Shernhall Street). Buses 97, 357, 34 or 215 stop at the 'Bell Corner' (junction of Hoe Street and Forest Road). From here, the College is approximately five-minute walk.

      From Blackhorse Road Tube Station: Bus 123 also stops outside the College on route between Tottenham and Ilford