If you are dedicated to working with children, this is the course for you. You will build up a comprehensive range of knowledge and skills to help you reach your goal of working within the childcare sector. The aim of this qualification is to prepare applicants to work with children 0-5 years, and to gain a knowledge of working with children up to age 7 years and progress to the CACHE Level 3 Early Years Education and Care (EYE)
Applicants must be 16-19 years of age and will require: 3 GCSEs at grade D (3) or above, with a GCSE grade C (4/5) or above in English Language, and a grade D (3) or above in Mathematics. Evidence of work experience with children is essential.
You will study Early Learning and Childcare Mandatory and optional pathways. One day a week in college, plus independent study using an e-portfolio. Students will be required to show competence in both knowledge and skills. You will be required to attend a minimum of 12 hours placement a week.
The qualification will be assessed by a range of methods. This includes tasks and assignments such as written information, oral questions, portfolio and direct observation in the workplace. You also need to complete 250 placement hours. 10 assignments, 1 professional development folder and 2 observations. Please ensure you bring a handwritten personal statement of approximately 200 words to your interview, stating why you would like to work in the Childcare sector.
In order to successfully complete the Level 2 Certificate, you will be required to achieve a total of 33 credits, 29 from mandatory groups plus 4 credits from optional.
Please complete an application form and return to the College - either online, by post or in person at one of our campuses.
Yes. All applicants will be interviewed and required to undertake a literacy assessment and written task.
There will be additional costs for: study materials, travel costs to and from your placement, Disclosure & Barring Service and text books
To apply or enrol for this course you must first create an account with the College. This is a simple process that should not take more than a few minutes.
If you have any difficulties with applying online or have any other questions please Contact Us, or call 020 8266 4000. Please note this is not a 24 hour helpline.