An Introduction to Early Years Education and Care - Level 2


Start:
September
Location:
Balliol Road Campus
Level:
2

Course Details

The aim of this course is to prepare you to work with children between birth and 5 years old, with knowledge of children up to 7 years old.

You could progress on to the Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator) - Technical Diploma - Level 3

The programme also includes studying Maths and English towards GCSE grade 9-4 (old grading system: A*-C) if you do not already have these grades.

You will gain the knowledge and understanding across a range of subject areas including:

Theme 1: Introducing the role of the early years practitioner:

  • Support physical care routines for children
  • An introduction to the role of the early years practitioner
  • Understand how to work in partnership

Theme 2: Legislation, framework and professional practice:

  • Understand legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children

Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school readiness:

  • Understand how to plan to meet the needs of the developing child
  • Support the needs of the child in preparing for school
  • Support children’s positive behaviour

Theme 4: Professional development:

  • Engage in professional development

All units will be interally assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task. Some learning outcomes within this course will require assessment in a real work environment (250 placement hours are recommended).

Level 2 Certificate in An Introduction to Early Years Education and Care
1 year
  • Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator) - Technical Diploma - Level 3

Upon achievement of this qualification, you can progress into various job roles in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors, such as:

  • Nursery assistant
  • Classroom assistant
  • Pre-school assistan

Entry Requirements

How much will this course cost me?

Aged 16-18

Free.

Aged 19+

There may be fees associated with this course.

You may be eligible to have some or all of these fees waived by the College, depending on your individual circumstances.

Please call 0151 353 4444 or email enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk with any queries.

Financial Support (all ages)

You may be eligible to receive financial support for course fees, travel and childcare. Please visit our Student Finance page for more information.

Please call 0151 353 4444 or email enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk with any queries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

If you are aged 16-18 then the majority of our courses are free for you to study. If you are aged 19+ then there may be fees associated with the course. You may be eligible to have some, or all of these fees waived by the College, depending on your individual circumstances. Visit our Student Finance pages for more information.

You do not have to let a lack of money stop you from coming to Hugh Baird College. We have bursaries and grants in place to help support those students that may find it more difficult to cover the costs of participating in further education, these include help with things such as tuition fees, childcare and travel. Visit our Student Finance pages for more information.

No. We can enrol students from any area. Public transport links are good too, so the College is easy to get to from all across Merseyside.

Please contact our independent Careers Advisors. Call 0151 353 4444 or email careers@hughbaird.ac.uk.