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CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF)

This one year advanced level course takes place at Chelsea Centre two days a week – Thursday and Friday. You will study all aspects of early years practice from keeping children safe to legislation and theoretical perspectives.

Work placement

You will be required to complete 350 hours in placement or work ( 12 hours or 2 days a week), you need to demonstrate competence in work with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, you will be supported in achieving this. You will also undertake a longitudinal study of two children from 2 different age ranges.

What background and qualifications do you need?

You need good English to take the course, and a level 2 in early years or its equivalent.

What does the course lead to?

The course gives you a ‘license to practice’ which means you can work unsupervised and manage or lead a room or setting. After one year of practice you can apply for the Advanced practitioner level 4 or the Foundation Degree in early years.

Where will I study?

See Campus / Times Details above

What are the facilities and equipment like?

The course is run in a dedicated classroom. It has computers for all students to use. You can also bring in your laptop. The college has a library/study centre where you can work in silence or small groups. You also have access to its books and ebooks.

How much should I study outside class?

You should be studying around 15 hours outside class contact time. Certain times of the year may mean you have to study for longer hours. Students who do best work many hours on assignments outside the classroom.

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed throughout the year. There are 20 assessed assignments. These could be an essay, report, or a presentation or piece of group work . All pieces of work are at level 3.

You will be assessed in your placement or work by our professional assessor to ensure you are implementing the best practice you are learning in college. You will have 4 asse

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Becoming a Teaching Assistant

Being a teaching assistant is a very rewarding job, supporting teachers in their role and facilitating and encouraging the development of children is varied, interesting and challengiong. Its also a highly sought after job especially for those who want to work term time only.

This course will examine the full time qualification, is it right for you? Is it what you think it is? What qualifications and experience do you need?

Come and join us for 4 sessions over 4 weeks, meet the tutor and find out more.

Get into Childcare

A five week, 10 hour course which introduces learners to the world of Early Years Care and Education.
We will consider topics such as
What do children need?
The importance of play
The role of the adult
Keeping children safe
Healthy children

CACHE QCF Level 2 Award /Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

This one year Level 2 course takes place at both the Kensington Centre on Thursdays or the Chelsea Centre on Fridays.

The course is aimed at those who wish to become teaching assistants or learning support assistants in a school setting.

You will be introduced to all aspects of supporting teaching and learning practice including safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, communication and professional relationships with children, promoting positive behaviour and equality, diversity and inclusion.

Work Placement
You will be required to complete a minimum of 185 hours in placement in a school.

What background and qualifications do you need?
You need good spoken and written English to take the course and an interest in working with children in schools.

What does the course lead to?
The course gives you a Level 2 qualification which is an assistant role qualification. This means you can work as a teaching assistant.

Where will I study?
The course runs at both campuses.

What are the facilities and equipment like?
The course is run in a dedicated classroom. It has computers for all students to use. You can also bring in your laptop. The college has a library/study centre on both sites where you can work in silence or in small groups. You also have access to its books and ebooks.

How is the course assessed?
The course is assessed throughout the year. There are 10 written assignments which are assessed by the course tutor. All pieces of work are at level 2.
You will also be assessed in your placement or work by our professional assessor to ensure that you are implementing the best practice which you are learning in college. You will have 2 assessments throughout the year.

Are course materials available online?
Lecturers make full use of Moodle where you can access materials to support you on the course. This is available both inside and outside college.

What do I need to bring to the assessment/interview?
The initi

CACHE Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care (QCF)

This one year level 2 course takes place at Kensington Centre two days a week – Monday and Tuesday or our Chelsea Centre on Thursday and Fridays. You will be introduced to all aspects of early years practice from keeping children safe to legislation and theoretical perspectives.

Work placement.

You will be required to complete 250 hours in placement or work (12 hours or 2 days a week), you need to demonstrate a willingness and competence at assistant level in work with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, you will be supported in achieving this.

What background and qualifications do you need?

You need good English to take the course, and an interest in working with children.

What does the course lead to?

The course gives you a level 2 qualification which is an assistant role qualification. This means you can work in early years but must be supervised at all times. You can then apply to attend the level 3 course (there is no automatic entry)

Where will I study?

This will depend on which course you enrol on – see Campus/Times details above.

What are the facilities and equipment like?

The course is run in a dedicated classroom. It has computers for all students to use. You can also bring in your laptop. The college has a library/study centre where you can work in silence or small groups. You also have access to its books and ebooks.

How much should I study outside class?

You should be studying around 10 hours outside class contact time. Certain times of the year may mean you have to study for longer hours. Students who do best work many hours on assignments outside the classroom.

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed throughout the year. There are 12 assessed assignments. These could be an essay, report, or a presentation or piece of group work . All pieces of work are at level 2

You will be assessed in your placement or work by our professional assessor to ensure you are implementing the best practice you are le

NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Caring for Children

This one year level 1 course takes place at our Kensington Centre on Wednesday and Thursday. You will consider topics such as how we protect children, play, development and health and safety.

Work placement.

There is no work placement at level 1 although volunteering is always encouraged.

What background and qualifications do you need?

You need an interest in working with children.

What does the course lead to?

The course gives you a level 1 qualification which enables you to apply for the level 2 course.

Where will I study?

At our Kensington campus.

What are the facilities and equipment like?

The course is run in a dedicated classroom. It has computers for all students to use. You can also bring in your laptop. The college has a library/study centre where you can work in silence or small groups. You also have access to its books and ebooks.

How much should I study outside class?

You should be studying around 5 hours outside class contact time. Certain times of the year may mean you have to study for longer hours. Students who do best work many hours on assignments outside the classroom.

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed throughout the year by short, interesting assignments and projects.

Are course materials available online?

Lecturers make full use of moodle where you can assess materials to support you on the course. This is available both inside and outside college.

What books and equipment do I need?

You will need to buy two lever arch folders, plastic wallets, paper and general stationery.

What do I need to bring to the assessment/interview?

The initial assessment will take around 2 hours. You will have to bring proof of your GCSE grades to the assessment. After this you will be interviewed to check your commitment to long term study

CACHE Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care (QCF)

This is a course for those aged 16 -18 who wish to make a career in childcare. It is a full time course, you attend a work placement for two days a week and college for 3 days. At the end of the course you will have the level 2 Certificate, as well as experience of working in childcare and English and Maths qualifications. On completion of the course you can progress on to the CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification.

Paediatric First Aid

The Paediatric First Aid course covers the following subjects:
• Prioritising the scene
• Unconscious baby and child
• Baby and child CPR
• Wounds and bleeds
• Choking baby and child
• Shock
• First aid kits and hygiene techniques
• Burns and scalds
• Anaphylaxis
• Objects in eyes, ears and nose
• Recording and reporting accidents

NCFE CACHE Level 1 Certificate in Health, Social Care and Childrens and Young Peoples Settings

What does the qualification cover?

This social care qualification will develop the knowledge and awareness of the types of provision in the Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s sectors. They include the roles played by workers, from principles and values through to health and safety and working with others.

This qualification:

• is aimed at learners who wish to develop an understanding of these settings before deciding whether working in the sector is for them.
• allows learners to gain the knowledge, understanding and skills required for employment and/or career progression in the sectors.
• allows learners to tailor their learning to their interests through the provision of a broad range of optional units.
• provides opportunities for the development of transferable skills .
• supports progression to Level 2 qualifications in health, social care or children’s settings.
• provides learners with the opportunity to progress to employment, in due course, in a range of job roles in the care sectors. .

Who is the qualification suitable for?

Anyone considering a career in health and/or social care with adults or children and young people.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners should be 18+ as this is a 1 day course not a study programme.

How many credits are required to complete the qualification?

The Award requires 10 credits.

How is the qualification assessed?

It will be assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a range of methods. This could include tasks such as designing charts or leaflets, coursework or methods such as oral questioning.

Do you need to be working to take the qualification?

No, as these are knowledge only qualifications.

How long does the qualification take to complete?

You can usually complete it in a year or less.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

The Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care, the Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce or the Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care.

Funding for our qualifications

Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on the Funding page.

Which type of job roles can learners apply for on completion?

This qualification does not qualify you to work but does provide a starting point for deciding whether a career in the sector is right for you.

Qualification Reference Number:

600/1211/0

Qualification Title:
NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings