Course Details

  • If you want to work with children and young people but you’re not sure what kind of role would be best suited to you in the childcare or health and social care sectors, this CACHE Level 2 Certificate is a great place to begin.

    You’ll get a good, wide understanding of childcare and education, focusing on building up your knowledge and awareness of the sector, so you won’t need a work placement for this course. You’ll explore what an Early Years Practitioner is and the role they perform, as well as looking at relevant legislation and frameworks in the sector.

    Throughout the course, you’ll be developing your professional skills and learning all about topics and factors that affect the way young people play and grow, helping you to build the skills needed to get them ready for school. By the end of the certificate, you’ll have seen a number of roles in the industry and be able to make an informed choice about your future career.

  • You’ll need to have at least 4 GCSEs at grades A*-D to enrol on this CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People. You should also have successfully completed a Level 1 vocational course.

    Due to Government changes to grading systems for GCSES in 16/17, please follow the below link to see specific entry criteria for school leavers School Leaver Entry Requirements

  • Assessment for this course is all internal and could include a variety of different tasks around written assignments and coursework

  • Once you’ve completed this Level 2 course, you’ll be able to advance onto a Level 3 qualification. There are a number of options to choose from in both childcare and health and social care here at The Manchester College.

    As you develop your skills and knowledge further, you’ll be working towards a successful career in the industry. From an Early Years Educator to a home-based childminder, or a nursing position to a social care worker, there is a huge range of education and childcare roles to choose from.

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  • The total cost for this course is currently £1300. This includes tuition fees and the assessor’s fee.

    You’ll find that there’s lots of different support available to help you pay for College and finance your education, including tuition fee loans, special grants and bursaries, and a number of extra funding opportunities, depending on your circumstances. You can find out everything you need to know on our dedicated Fees, Finance and Funding page.

    There’s lots of help available to make sure you can afford college, including a number of different funding options, tuition fee loans, bursaries and special grants. We’ve put all the information together to make it easier to understand and find what support you can get on our dedicated finance page.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.


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