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This course is designed for 16-19 and 19+ year olds.

Our Childcare Level 2 course is an ideal course for those wishing to work in a variety of early years settings under supervision.

Throughout the course you will be trained and assessed to achieve a CACHE qualification as well as receive over 100 hours work experience in a childcare environment.

This course will provide you with an understanding of the skills and knowledge required to work in an early years setting and potentially progress your learning onto Level 3.

The course is scheduled over 3 days per week depending on your age group and English/maths. 

You are also expected to attend 2 days per week at your work placement setting. 

Your progression from this qualification will be either:

•    Childcare Level 3 course 
•    Health & Social Care Level 3 course 
•    Employment in an early years setting

The entry requirements for this course are:

•    Merit and/or good reference from relevant Level 1 qualification, or
•    4 GCSEs at Grade 3 (D) or above including maths and English
•    Clear & enhanced DBS clearance (provided by College)
•    Interview and assessment

If required, you will have the opportunity to study GCSE maths and/or English alongside your course so you can progress onto the next level.

You will be trained and assessed across the following areas:

•    Communication
•    Safeguarding
•    Behaviour
•    Health & Safety
•    Play
•    Personal development
•    Partnership working
•    Equality & inclusion 
•    Supporting children’s learning and development

This course is supported by our Create Your Future Programme. An online curriculum, specially tailored to your course and level, to help you develop essential workplace skills, strengthen your independence, boost confidence and increase progression opportunities.
 

You will be assessed via a variety of methods including:

•    Professional discussion
•    Assignments
•    Group work and participation in class
•    Professional discussion
•    You will also by assessed by observation of your practise at your work experience setting

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