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Child Care and Education & Early Years

 

CACHE Level 2 Award, Certificate, Diploma in Child Care and Education

Ptogramme Features

It prepares learners to work in a supervised capacity with children and their families in a variety of settings and environments within the sector of Children's Services. Covering the age range of Birth to 16 years of age.

  • The Award requires a120 guided learning hours and assessment is by written assignments.
  • The Certificate requires a 300 guided learning hours and assessment is by a multiple choice question paper, and written assignments.
  • The Diploma requires a 480 guided learning hours plus a further 390 recommended hours working in practical placements. The assessment is by the same methods listed for the Certificate plus a portfolio of work to support professional practice, assignments and a short answer test.

What related qualifications can learners progress to?: CACHE Level 3 Award, Certificate, Diploma in Child Care and Education. CACHE NVQ Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development


*The Award and Certificate on their own do not qualify learners to practice in the workplace
 

CACHE Level 3 Award, Certificate, Diploma in Child Care and Education
 

Programme Features

Aimed at learners who need the knowledge and understanding of child development and education necessary for working with children in a variety of job roles and settings.
 

What are the entry requirements?

Learners should be at least 18 years of age.
 

What does the qualification cover?

It prepares learners to work unsupervised or in a supervisory capacity with children and their families in a variety of settings and environments within the sector of Children's Services.

CACHE Level 4 Certificate in Managing Quality Standards in Children's Services

Programme Features

Professional development in quality assurance practices for example, establishing, improving and maintaining quality standards in children's services, managing the preparation required for statutory inspections, analysing their own and their organisation's training needs and developing appropriate learning programmes.

This qualification shows you how to achieve the highest possible quality standards bycritically evaluating the quality standards process. You can take it if:

  • you are a qualified practitioner who has a Level 3 qualification
  • you are a qualified practitioner who is responsible for preparing the setting for accredited quality assurance schemes or statutory inspections
  • you are a qualified practitioner who is responsible for assuring quality in your workplace
  • you are a qualified practitioner who is interested in progressing into this area of work

The course is theoretical and practical. Assignments focus on real-life situations like preparing for an inspection in two months’ time. You will learn about managing staff before, during and after the inspection process. You will also learn how to analyse your own and your organisation’s training needs, so that you can develop training programmes. By the end of the course, you will have gained the skills to raise the quality of practice in your workplace!

Core Units

Unit 1– Establishing, improving and maintaining quality standards in Children’s Services. This unit increases your understanding of the principles underpinning quality assurance. It helps you to establish, improve and maintain these standards.You will also evaluate different accredited quality assurance schemes.

Unit 2 -  Managing the statutory inspection process in Children’s Services. This unit explores how to manage an inspection – the impact that it has and how its outcomes influence future practice. You will also consider the contribution made by individual staff members, as well as the importance of professional development in ensuring best practice.

 Click on the link below to download the
 

 Little Book of CACHE QCF Qualifications

http://www.cache.org.uk/Lists/Publications/Attachments/1/LBQ_2011_V2.pdf

- if this link no longer works (because of a new edition), look for the new link on
www.cache.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

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