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Level 2 CACHE Certificate Introduction to Early Years Education and Care

Full Time

Course Overview

The aim of this qualification is to prepare learners to work with children between birth and five years, with experience of children up to seven years.

Learners could also progress on to the Level 3 CACHE Certificate in Childcare and Education.

Course Content

The course is structured around four themes:

  • Introducing the role of the early years practitioner
  • Legislation, framework and professional practice
  • Play, development and learning for school readiness
  • Professional development

Units studied include:

  • Support physical care routines for children
  • An introduction to the role of the early year's practitioner
  • Understand how to work in partnership
  • Understand legislation relating to the safeguarding protection and welfare of children
  • Use legislation relating to the health and safety of children
  • Use legislation relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice
  • Understand how to plan to meet the needs of the developing child
  • Supporting children's play
  • Support children's play in early years
  • Support the needs of the child in preparing for school
  • Supporting children's development
  • Use observation, assessment and planning
  • Support children's positive behaviour.

Entry Requirement

4 Ds at GCSE including Maths and English or above. Alternatively, completion of a relevant Level 1 qualification supported with a tutor reference would be considered.


All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task.

Some learning outcomes within this qualification will require assessment in a real working environment.

Where does this course lead to

Level 3 CACHE Certificate in Childcare and Education.

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Course Outline

Course Code: PF37
Study Mode: Full Time
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 10/09/2018
Duration: 1 Year
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