Early Years (Childcare)

If you’re interested in working with young children, and you’re a very practical, patient and fun-loving person, then these courses will be the perfect fit for you.

Whether you want a basic introduction to caring for children, or a more advanced programme concentrating on areas such as early years education, or becoming a teaching assistant, there’s something for everyone.

There is a strong element of practical work placement involved – because that’s the best way to understand the physical, social, spiritual, moral and emotional aspects of caring for children.

You’ll tackle topics such as supporting children’s play, child development, and the importance of promoting a healthy eating regime.

Some programmes are tailored specifically to 16-18-year-old students who want to develop a role as a teaching assistant, early years educator, or progress to university.

It could be the passport to a career as the manager of a children’s centre, as you learn all about the professional standards which are required to work with young people of all age ranges and abilities.

Did you know? 94% of children who achieve a good level of development at age five are five times more likely to achieve the highest levels of reading skills (Source: Department of Education)

EARLY YEARS (CHILDCARE) COURSES ARE PERFECT FOR A CAREER IN…

  • Early Years Teaching
  • Education Welfare
  • Nursery Worker
  • Playworker
  • Teaching Assistant
Course Name School Assessment  
NCFE CACHE Award, Technical Certificate and Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) - Level 311A2C - ChildcareA combination of portfolio, internal and external assessment.Career Insights
CACHE Diploma in Caring for Children - Level 111A2C - ChildcareThere are no exams, but you will work towards completing assignments for each unit and if do well you can move onto a level 2 course.Career Insights
CACHE Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care - Level 211A2C - ChildcareA combination of portfolio and internal assessment.Career Insights
CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education( Early Years Educator) - Level 311A2C - ChildcareA combination of portfolio, internal and external assessment.Career Insights
CACHE Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care - Level 211A2C - ChildcareA combination of portfolio and internal assessment.Career Insights
CACHE Diploma in Caring for Children - Level 111A2C - ChildcarePortfolio tasks.Career Insights