Course information

Study type Study Tier Start Date Duration Course Contact

Full Time

  • Intermediate
2 September 2019TBCAnne Marie Richards

Entry Requirements

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.

WHAT DOES THE QUALIFICATION COVER?

The aim of this qualification is to prepare learners to work with children between birth and five years, with knowledge of children up to seven years. Learners could also progress on to the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care or the CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce.

WHO IS IT SUITABLE FOR?

This qualification is suitable for a range of learners from the age of 16 onwards who have little or no experience in childcare.

HOW IS THIS QUALIFICATION STRUCTURED?

Learners must achieve a total of 33 credits: 29 credits from mandatory group A; plus 4 credits from optional group B.

HOW IS IT ASSESSED?

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.

Some learning outcomes within this qualification will require assessment in a real work environment.

DO YOU NEED TO BE WORKING TO TAKE THE QUALIFICATION?

250 placement hours are recommended for this qualification.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE?

This qualification will take one year to complete.

This qualification allows progression on to the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early years Educator) and other Level 3 qualifications relating to child care.

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

As part of this course you will attend 1 lesson per week in one of the following subjects;

  • English
  • Maths

These classes will be with subject specialists and delivered at a level to suit you

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If you work with children and young people you are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. DBS checks will be necessary for candidates in placement.

Course material fees £125 – covering DBS, placement uniform, text books, art materials. Payable on enrolment. There are occasional day visits throughout the year.

USEFUL WEBSITES

Study Programmes

All Study Programmes for 16-19 year olds at The Isle of Wight College are designed to include:

  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • Extended work experience/industry placement for Level 2 learners Over the course of your Level 2 study programme you may be expected to do between 36 – 415 hours of industry placement depending on the course you have chosen. All learners are expected, and encouraged, to do their best to find their own relevant, purposeful work experience which supports their career progression.
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade A* - C (9 - 4 using the new grades) in these subjects by age 16
  • Non-qualification activity, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals
  • A vocational experience which will form the substantial part of the programme

These four elements of the programme should combine to provide stretch and challenge for you helping to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.

Please refer to the 16 to 19 study programme document to learn more.

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