The Early Years Educator CACHE Level 2 Certificate
The aim of this CACHE qualification is to prepare learners to work with children between birth and five years, and with additional knowledge of children up to seven years. This qualification is suitable for a range of learners from the age of 19 onwards who have little or no experience in childcare.
You will need to be volunteering in a childcare setting for approximately 10 hours per week for at least a term prior to enrolment and to a recommended minimum of 250 hours over the duration of the qualification. In addition, you will need to be motivated and strongly committed to the course. You will also need to display a good level of literacy and ICT.
This course is based on themes – these themes are:
- Theme 1: Introducing the role of the early years practitioner
- Theme 2: Legislation, framework and professional practice
- Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school
- Theme 4: Professional development.
We also recommend that a paediatric first aid course be completed to supplement your studies.
Assessment methods will be co-ordinated to suit your individual needs, ranging from written assignments, professional discussions, case studies and questioning.
Further study and career options
Successful completion of this qualification will allow you to progress to the Early Years Educator CACHE Level 3 qualifications, and other Level 3 qualifications relating to child care.
This course can be delivered using our E-learning resource, where you can have access to your assessor, resources, tutorials and reading materials. Please ask at enrolment to find out more.