Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education & Care L2 (full time)


Childcare is a growing sector with thousands of job opportunities, leading to careers that can be extremely rewarding and diverse. Opportunities include working as a nanny, childminder, creche worker or nursery assistant as well as many other possibilities. We will help develop your skills to the highest level, whichever career path you choose.

Course requirements

Minimum 2 GCSEs at grade D in Maths and English or Level 1 Adult Learning in English and Maths An interview will assess your suitability and interest in the subject Satisfactory DBS check.

What will I do?

A one year course, the content of which is divided into four themes-1) The Role of the Early Years practitioner, 2) Legislation, frameworks & professional practice, 3) Play, development & learning for school, 4) Professional development. Each theme is assignment based. All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. Work experience includes a minimum of 250 placement hours (2 days a week). Assessment of skill competency will take place in the real working environment.

What will it give me?

The course will give you a Level 2 qualification to work with Children from 0-5 years and knowledge up to 7 years.

Materials needed

A college T. shirt to be worn in work placement. A CACHE Diploma Level 2 text book.

What can I do when I finish?

Progression internally: You may be able to progress to the Level 3 Early Years Educator course. Employment opportunities: child and family centres; community nursery; nursery worker; day nurseries; and hospital nurseries. Child-minding, nanny work. Early Years Educators may also work in primary schools to support the work of teachers.

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