CACHE Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
Level 2

What does the qualification cover?

The aim of this qualification is to prepare learners to work with children between birth and five years, with knowledge of children up to seven years.

This qualification is suitable for a range of learners from the age of 16 onwards who have little or no experience in childcare.

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade D (3) or above (preferably including English); or pass at BTEC Level 1 Certificate or equivalent; or progression from a relevant Level 1 qualification.

You will also need to attend an informal interview with the course tutor.

A DBS check and two confidential references and the ability to work in demanding placement settings are necessary

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.

Some learning outcomes within this qualification will require assessment in a real work environment.

On successful completion of the course, you could progress to the T Level in Childcare and Education or straight to employment in the following roles:

  • Nursery assistant
  • Classroom assistant
  • Pre-school assistant

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