Early Years – Level 2

There can be few careers more rewarding than working with children. Whether you want to work with early years, school-age, teenagers or families, jobs with children are available in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors.

Our Level 2 Children and Young People's Workforce qualification provides you with detailed knowledge of caring for children. Course content includes safeguarding children, child development, play and learning, Health and Safety and preparing safe environments.

Placement experience is a compulsory part of the course and provides the practical skills needed to work with children. You will also undertake two days per week of assessed work experience in a variety of early-year settings, arranged by the college.

  • What will be studied
    • Safeguarding children
    • Child development
    • Play and learning
    • Health and safety
    • Preparing safe environments for children
  • What are the entry requirements?
    • 3 GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English and Maths
    • Alternatively, have passed Level 1 of this course or hold an equivalent qualification
    • Have a strong work ethic
    • Have excellent people skills
    • A caring nature
    • Suitable DBS clearance
  • What qualifications will be gained?

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Level 2 CACHE Certificate Children and Young Person Workplace Diploma.

  • How will this course be delivered?
    • Practical workshops
    • Theoretical studies
    • Tutorials
    • Work experience
  • How will I be assessed?
    • Presentations
    • Practical activities
    • Reflective practice
    • Written assignments
    • Case studies
    • Workplace assessment
  • Other Information:

    Work experience opportunities:

    Placement experience is a compulsory part of the course and provides the practical skills needed to work with children. Carers will need to undertake two days per week of assessed work experience in a variety of early-year settings, arranged by the college.

    English and Maths:

    English skills are embedded through reading materials, a variety of texts, such as healthcare policies, early childhood development articles and case studies that students can read and analyse. This will develop your reading comprehension skills and expose you to terminology and concepts specific to the field. Written tasks will require you to reflect on your experiences in healthcare and early-year settings.

    Maths is embedded into practical healthcare and early-year situations. You will practise measuring and monitoring growth, looking at data related to child development. Skills are applied in assessing risks and probabilities associated with Health and Safety issues. This includes evaluating the likelihood of accidents or injuries. Measuring and assessing various health indicators, such as Body Mass Index (BMI), growth charts and nutritional assessments. These examples help with understanding the relevance of maths in their future careers.

     

    All Early Years students will need to pass a DBS check

    Uniform to be worn in college and on work placement

  • Exam Board:
    CACHE
  • WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    Upon successful completion of this course, you can go onto Level 3 in Early Years Diploma.

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Start Date : September 2024 End Date : June 2025 Fee : N/A
Day : N/A Time : N/A Fee Description : N/A Duration : 1 Year
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