CACHE Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Diploma

Study for work in the childcare and education sector and gain real work experience in caring for children.

This course provides an understanding of both the care and development of the child and their family in a variety of settings.

English and maths are also integral as these skills are essential for your employability.

This qualification allows the learner to count towards the Level 2 ratio as a qualified Level 2 Early Years Practitioner within the Early Years Workforce.

Learners may work under supervision in a variety of roles such as:

  • Nursery Practitioner
  • Classroom Assistant
  • Pre-school Practitione

On this course, you will complete 14 mandatory units that are a combination of placement skills and written evidence.

  • EYP 1: Roles and responsibilities of the Early Years Practitioner
  • EYP 2: Health and safety of babies and young children in the early years
  • EYP 3: Equality, diversity and inclusive practice in Early Years Settings
  • EYP 4: Safeguarding, protection and welfare of babies and young children in Early Years Settings
  • EYP 5: Understand how to support children’s development
  • EYP 6: Support care routines for babies and young children
  • EYP 7: Support the planning and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes
  • EYP 8: Promote play in an Early Years Setting
  • EYP 9: Support well-being of babies and young children for healthy lifestyles
  • EYP 10: Support babies and young children to be physically active
  • EYP 11: Support the needs of babies and young children with Special Educational Needs and Disability
  • EYP 12: Promote positive behaviour in Early Years Settings
  • EYP 13: Partnership working in the early years
  • EYP 14: Support the needs of the child preparing for school

Combine theoretical study with practical experience as you prepare for a career in Early Years. This Diploma helps you to gain knowledge through observational studies, practical work with children and a range of classroom-based activities that combine theoretical and practical training.

Combining days at college with placement days in Early Years settings, you will be encouraged to link the theory of care for children with your developing practice to support your own skills.

English and maths are also integral as these skills are essential for your employability.

Assessment is through a combination of observations in placement and assignments set in college.

You could progress to the T Level Technical Qualification in Education and Early Years (Level 3) or a related subject. Alternatively, you can progress into employment in a range of Early Years settings.

You need to have 4 GCSE grades 3 or above or a Level 1 qualification with a merit grade. In addition, you will need a grade 3 in maths and grade 4 in English language.

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