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Introduction to Early Years Education and Care CACHE Certificate Level 2 at Leeds City College

Course description

If you are interested in working with children, this course gives you the skills and knowledge you need to work as an assistant in childcare, or progress to Level 3.

You will gain knowledge of children's work places and develop to meet the expectations of the industry.

Work placement in a relevant setting is built into this course.


Course content

  • Course themes:

    • Needs of the developing child

    • Supporting children's play

    • Understanding legislation

    • Supporting positive behaviour

    • Communication in children's settings

    • Support children's creative development

Entry requirements

Most applicants will need a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or higher including maths and/or English, a foundation Diploma, NVQ 1 or satisfactory completion of a foundation learning programme at level 1 with a minimum of 26 credits. All candidates must be committed to working with young children and their families, be creative, energetic, have a sense of humour and a lively and outgoing personality.

To work with children (under 18) or vulnerable adults, students may need to complete an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (Formerly CRB). The college will arrange this for you but if your course is not fully funded (ie; you are aged 16-18 or on certain benefits) then you will have to pay. The estimated cost of the DBS check is £44. Full details regarding payment documents will be provided prior to enrolment.

Due to Statutory Guidelines, If you will be undertaking placements involving caring for children aged under 8, you will need to complete a Disqualifications Requirements questionnaire for yourself and other members of your household. This will be discussed further with you at your interview.


You will be required to produce a portfolio of evidence which will include a variety of assessment methods like written assignments, reports, presentations, evidence of work done in placement, witness testimonies and reflections. You will also be observed in your workplacement and take part in professional discussions with your tutor.

Financial information

16-18 No Fees

Future opportunities

On completion learners can progress to various job roles such as assistants in children's centres or progress onto the Level 3 Certificate.

Further information

English and Maths will be built into your course if your grades are below 4/5

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 30 January 2019
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