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Childcare & Early Years Education

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The Introducing Caring for Children and Young People Level 2 Certificate will give students a good understanding of childcare and education, parenting and babysitting. It will also help them to make an informed choice about working with children and young people.

Course details

This qualification provides an understanding of how to care for children when babysitting in a home environment. It includes babysitter's responsibilities to the children they are looking after, their responsibilities to the parent(s), and accident prevention and fire safety. The qualification also introduces students to the responsibilities of being a parent. It covers the welfare and care of babies and young children, the importance of a healthy lifestyle and how to access different types of support for new parents.

Entry guidelines

Relevant Level 1 qualification or 3 GCSEs at Grade 3/D including English Language.

Satisfactory interview, assessment, school report and reference from your last place of education or training.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Assessment Method

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*.

Additional Information

At interview you will need to:

  • Show evidence of current GCSE results
  • Demonstrate level 1 English during assessment and interview which includes speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Show that you are motivated, committed and have excellent punctuality and attendance.
  • Present a Record of Achievement from your last school.


Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C (grade 4 or above) in English and maths
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

Where can I progress to?

When you have successfully completed your course you may be able to progress (although not automatic and ensuring Level 2 entry requirements are met) into the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care.

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When does this course run?

  • Starts 05th Sep 2017 - Ends 28th Jun 2018 Ref N092J001

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £400.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Tuesday 13:00 — 16:00 12 Quays
    Wednesday 13:00 — 15:00 12 Quays
    Thursday 09:00 — 16:00 12 Quays
  • Starts 04th Sep 2018 - Ends 27th Jun 2019 Ref N092K001

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £400.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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