The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to7 years of age with applied knowledge in the early years, 0-5 years. The qualification content meets the Department for Education’s (DfE) Level 2 full and relevant criteria for a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner in the workforce. Learners could also progress on to the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care or the CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce.
Roles and responsibilities of the Early Years 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
Learners must achieve a total of 37 credits from all 14 mandatory units. All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task set by CACHE. Some learning outcomes within this qualification will require assessment in a real work environment.
This qualification allows progression on to the CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator qualifications and other Level 3 qualifications relating to childcare.
This qualification allows a learner to count towards the Level 2 ratio as a qualified Level 2 Early Years. Practitioner across the Early Years Workforce.
Learners may work under supervision in a variety of roles such as:
Suitability - Who should attend?
This qualification is suitable for a range of learners from the age of 16 onwards who have little or no experience in childcare. Learners should have at least a grade 3/D in GCSE English and Maths. 250 placement hours are recommended for this qualification.A DBS disclosure is required for this course.To enrol please bring the following documentationA valid Passport, Birth Certificate or Provisional Driving Licence (one of these)Your National Insurance NumberTwo letters to you as proof of your current address - for example: bank statement, benefit statement, utility bill, letter from Head Teacher at your previous school (two of these) Please note if you have lived at your current address for less than five years, your previous addresses will be required and dates for the duration of your residence.
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