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26 April, 2017 – 4.30-8.00pm
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Level 2 certificates are work-related, competence-based qualifications which reflect the skills and knowledge required to do a job effectively.
This is a part time course and requires a suitable placement in an Early Years setting.
Level 2 Certificate in an introduction to Early Years Education and Care (QCF)
The qualification is awarded by the Council for Awards in Children’s Care and Education (CACHE)
Who is this qualification suitable for?
This certificate is suitable for childcare practitioners who are working or volunteering under the supervision of qualified staff with children up to age 5, in a day nursery or pre-school who undertake tasks associated with the industry.
How long does it take to complete the qualification?
The duration of the certificate can vary depending on the individual but candidates should aim to complete within 12 months.
What training can be offered?
This qualification is delivered via the ‘Assess-Train-Assess’ model i.e. candidates are assessed for competency in a work situation and where there are gaps in knowledge, the assessor will provide taught input to bring the candidate’s knowledge and/or performance up to a competent standard. Workshops may be offered to support gaps in the candidate’s knowledge.
Where is the qualification delivered?
This qualification is delivered in the workplace and workshops may be provided at Aspire, Lincoln.
The content of the course is split into 4 themes:
1. Introducing the Role of the Early Years Practitioner Three units, to support physical care routines, the role of the Early Years Practitioner and how to work in partnership.
2. Legislation Frameworks and Professional Practice Three units, to cover safeguarding, protection and welfare of children, health and safety of children, equality diversity and inclusive practice.
3. Play, Development and Learning for School Seven units, to support children’s play in the early years, the developmental needs of children and preparing them for school. Supporting children’s positive behaviour and using observation assessment and planning to promote development.
4. Professional Development One unit, Engage in Professional Development
There are no formal entry requirements however; candidates should have good verbal communication skills, and have the potential and opportunity to gain evidence for the qualification in the work place.
Candidates require a minimum of 6 weeks in placement, ideally 12 weeks, before commencing on the course and will need to commit to working with children for at least 12 hours per week for the duration of the course - approx 9-12 months.
The placement must be within an early years settings such as a creche, nursery, pre-school or the foundation stage of a primary school.
How is the work assessed?
The candidate is expected to build a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates knowledge, performance and understanding of their job role. A variety of assessment methods are used which can include direct observation; professional discussion; examination of work products; witness statements; accreditation of prior learning/experience; reflective accounts. Candidates portfolios will be electronic, known as ‘e-portfolio’s’ which allow candidates to submit evidence more easily; receive fast feedback; have continuous access to their portfolio and can easily track progress.
This qualification may lead into a job role working with children in the early years or onto further training at level 3.
Fees will be discussed on an individual basis once contact has been made with the department.