CACHE Introduction to Early Years Education & Care Level 2

Part Time

The aim of this qualification is to prepare learners to work with children from birth to seven years of age with applied knowledge in the early years, 0-5 years. Upon successful completion of this qualification learners can enter the workforce as a qualified Level 2 Early Years Practitioner or continue to study for a Level 3 Diploma holding Early Years Educator status. 

How will I be taught?

The qualification carries 37 credits with a minimum of 293 guided learning hours, or 7-9 hours per week.

Learners will need to be working or volunteering in a practical placement as an important part of the assessment process involves evaluating skills in real working situations. A minimum of 250 placement hours is recommended over the one year course. During placement, learners will need support from a professional within the real work environment who will be required to complete professional development records.

You will be allocated an assessor who will come into your workplace and observe you working.


The qualification allows progression into the CACHE Early Years Educator Level 3 qualification.

Are there any additional costs?

All students will pay the £115 registration fee, £5 for the course standards and a £5 photocopying fee to cover the handouts that the tutor will provide.  The course fee is £1,000 or a £10 administration fee if you receive benefits.  You are entitled to have your course fee waived if receiving most means tested benefits.   Please call us if you need further information about this.

Where to go when you get here

When you arrive for your first class please come to the main College Reception where our staff will be able to direct you to your room. 


We hope there are enough parking spaces in the College ground for all our students. There are car parks in the Middle Road and the Deacon Road entrances to site. If you do need to park outside we thank you for your courtesy to out neighbours. To park on-site if you are attending a daytime course you will need to apply for a permit from Student Services. 


Refreshments are available from the college centre. 


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