CACHE

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AETC is a leading provider for quality early years training qualifications. CACHE qualifications are a the gold standard in early years training teacher qualifications across the world and are approved by KHDA.

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CACHE is the leading specialist in Early Years Education in UK, with a heritage in the sector dating back more than 70 years.

They provide high quality early years qualification to Centres and employers with the confidence that a practitioner will be equipped with the best training, professional standards and career prospects available.

For more information visit : https://www.cache.org.uk/

Early Years Qualifications

NCFE CACHE LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA FOR THE EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER Ref: 603/3723/0

NCFE CACHE LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA FOR THE EARLY YEARS WORKFORCE (EARLY YEARS EDUCATOR) Ref: 601/2629/2

NCFE CACHE LEVEL 4 CERTIFICATE FOR THE EARLY YEARS ADVANCED PRACTITIONER Ref: 601/8424/3

NCFE CACHE LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN LEADERSHIP FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE AND CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S SERVICES (ENGLAND) Ref:601/4312/5/CYPAP

Information For Courses

NCFE CACHE LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA FOR THE EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER Ref: 603/3723/0

The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to7 years of age with applied knowledge in the early years, 0-5 years. The qualification content meets the Department for Education’s (DfE) Level 2 full and relevant criteria for a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner in the workforce.

This qualification is ideal for learners looking to work with children between birth and 5 years, and gain knowledge of working with children up to 7 years. Learners do not need to have previous experience or qualifications in working with children to undertake this qualification.

Learners must be aged 16 or over. We do not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.

To gain this qualification, learners must achieve a total of 37 credits from all 14 mandatory units.

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. Knowledge based outcomes can be assessed using non–mandatory assessment tasks provided for tutors’ convenience in this specification. Skills based outcomes must be achieved with reference to a real work environment and must include direct observation within the workplace.

To gain this qualification, learners must achieve a total of 37 credits from all 14 mandatory units.

This qualification will take approximately 12 months to complete.

Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement to show competence in both knowledge and skills. We recommend learners complete 250 placement hours whilst undertaking this qualification.

Placement opportunity must allow for skills application with babies and young children sufficient to meet the assessment criteria for the qualification.

This qualification allows progression on to the Level 3 Early Years Educator qualifications and other relevant Level 3 qualifications relating to early years and child care.

This qualification allows a learner to count towards the Level 2 ratio as a qualified Level 2 Early Years Practitioner across the Early Years Workforce.
Learners may work under supervision in a variety of roles such as:
• nursery practitioner
• classroom assistant
• pre-school practitioner.

NCFE CACHE LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA FOR THE EARLY YEARS WORKFORCE (EARLY YEARS EDUCATOR) Ref: 601/2629/2

The Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.

Early years teachers / educators

• Theme 1: Health and well-being
• Theme 2: Legislation, frameworks and professional practice
• Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school readiness

Learners must achieve:

• 23 mandatory units
• Guided Learning 486 (hours)
• Total Qualification Time 610 (hours)

To gain this qualification the learner will need to:

• Pass all units
• Complete longitudinal study
• Show competence in a real work environment

Placements are required for achievement of this qualification. A minimum of 350 placement hours is required. During placement, learners will need support from a professional within the real work environment who will be required to complete professional development records.

This qualification will take 12months to complete

Learners can progress to the Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner or other higher level early years qualifications.

NCFE CACHE LEVEL 4 CERTIFICATE FOR THE EARLY YEARS ADVANCED PRACTITIONER Ref: 601/8424/3

The content covers the age range from 0-5 years and includes the following areas:

– enabling children to learn
– promoting health and wellbeing
– special educational needs
– working with families implementing change

Learners will develop and use skills of leadership, mentoring, coaching and reflection as they complete the qualification through work-based learning opportunities.

Curriculum Coordinators

Internal assessment approach: work-based portfolio of evidence arranged to reflect application of theoretical knowledge in practice with clear expectations of engagement with statutory frameworks.

Yes, it is work based qualification

Level 5 qualifications such as the Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services.

This qualification will prepare learners for study at a higher level, for example a Foundation Degree in Early Years.

NCFE CACHE LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN LEADERSHIP FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE AND CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S SERVICES (ENGLAND)

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others in adult health and social care provision or in children and young people’s services.
It has six pathways – three for adults and two for children and young people:

• Management
• Advanced Practice

The six pathways cover a wide range of topics including:

• Safeguarding and protection
• Developing and carrying out policy
• Managing care services, change programmes and recruitment
• Promoting and developing best practice
• Supporting development and partnership working
• Care management
• Quality systems and improvement

  • Senior Practitioners
  • People working in supervisory/managerial positions in early years settings
  • Deputy Managers/Deputy Principals

Level 3 qualification or above in a related area.

Learners will need to be working in the role of Deputy or Manager in an appropriate setting, or have the opportunity to carry out responsibilities associated with these roles to be able to study for the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (90 credits).

It will be assessed by a Tutor or Assessor using a range of methods. This could include tasks, course work or methods such as oral questioning. The learners are required to take up a research task in addition to assignments.

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