This is a full-time Level 2 qualification that has been developed to meet the needs of today’s childcare workforce. Industry respected, this course bears the NCFE CACHE hallmark of excellence. Learners will be working, volunteering or on a practical placement to show competence in both knowledge and skills. This will be 250 placement hours.
Upon achievement of this qualification, learners will be able to enter the workforce as fully qualified at Level 2.. It provides an excellent base to move into youth work, early years Primary education and children’s psychology-based courses at Level 3.
Excellent links between the department and a wide range of local Early Years Providers enables students to successfully carry out the practical requirements for this course. A four day educational visit to Disneyland Paris ensures students experience the wider application of their studies beyond the classroom.
3 GCSEs 9 – 4. Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be considered on an individual basis.
- Roles and responsibilities of the Early Year Practitioner.
- Health and safety of babies and young children in the early years.
- Equality, diversity and inclusive practice in Early Years Settings.
- Safeguarding, protection and welfare of babies and young children in Early Years Settings.
- Understand how to support children’s development.
- Support care routines for babies and young children.
- Support the planning and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes.
- Promote play in an Early Years Setting.
- Support well-being of babies and young children for healthy lifestyles.
- Support babies and young children to be physically active.
- Support the needs of babies and young children with Special Educational Needs and Disability.
- Promote positive behaviour in Early Years Settings.
- Partnership working in the early years.
- Support the needs of the child in preparing for school.
The Examination Board for this course is NCFE CACHE.
There is a requirement to be observed working competently in an Early Years setting. It is the responsibility of the student to source a work placement with children, aged 0-5 years, for two days per week in a local early years setting. You are advised to seek this placement in advance of starting in Sixth Form as local placements may well be in short supply by the start of term.
As part of the placement element of this course, it is a legal requirement that all students obtain a DBS clearance when working with children. This will be funded by Wales High School.