Introduction to Early Years Education & Care Level 2 Cache Certificate

21208W0 | Parsons Walk Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 02/09/2019
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

If you want a rewarding career working in a childcare setting we have a number of routes for you to follow, including further study at university level. You will need to have a clear DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) to work in the childcare sector. Work placements will supplement your studies, and our industry professional tutors will help you to maximise your full potential. The aim of this qualification is to prepare learners to work with children between birth and five years with knowledge of children up to seven years or to progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (EYE). Learners must be a minimum of 16 years of age.

What will I study?

Learners will undertake a programme of study comprising 4 themes introducing the role of the early years practitioner, legislation, framework and professional practice, play, development and learning for school and professional development. Learners will also complete Maths and English to an appropriate level. There is a large element of work experience included in this study programme.

How long is the course?

Full time for one academic year. Three days per week in College and two days per week in placement.

How will I be assessed?

Through assessment in the work place, and a range of assessment methods in college to include assignments and reflective practice and external exams in Maths and English where appropriate

What qualifications do I need?

A minimum of 5 A*-D / 9-3 GCSE subjects including maths or English.

What can I progress onto?

Employment as Nursery Assistant within the Early Years Sector, or progression to a Level 3 course subject to completion of the course and a successful interview.

Other Information

Your skills in problem solving, team working and self discipline will be developed as a result of studying towards this qualification. You will receive support from a competent, approachable team of staff who have been professionals in the Early Years sector. You will require satisfactory DBS clearance.

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Do I have to pay for my course?
FREE £632.50 2

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Course fees shown are per annum (unless indicated otherwise). Courses lasting longer than one year, fees will be payable per year.

If you need advice on any financial support that may be available to you, please contact us on or phone 01942 761111

Wigan & Leigh College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this publication is accurate at the time of going to publication. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time. The College cannot accept liability arising out of such changes or connected to such changes, however it will undertake to minimise disruption to students.

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