Level 2 Cert in Introduction to Early Years Education

Your Unique Experience

» An Individual Learning Plan will be designed for your needs

» Assigned a Personal Tutor and a Progress Tutor who specifically look after your pastoral and course requirements

» The course also includes guest speakers and educational visits.

» Assessments are in a variety of ways including discussion, displays, case studies, presentations, written work and practical assessments whilst at placement

» Weekly work placement experience in a range of settings

» An enhanced DBS is essential

Course Content

Throughout the course, you will develop a range of skills and knowledge preparing you for progression into employment within the Early Years sector or onto level 3. Course units include;

» Supporting physical care routines for children

» Understand how to work in partnership

» Understand legislation in relation to safeguarding, protection, health and safety and welfare of children

» Equality and diversity

» Supporting play and development

» Supporting creative play

More than just a Course

If you are interested in a career working with children aged five and under in a variety of roles, Tameside College offers a range of courses to get you started in the rewarding career of the Early Years sector. The course combines work based training with college knowledge and you will attend a work placement setting for 1 day per week. This is an integral part of the course and you will complete a portfolio of evidence whilst you are on placement. The majority of the course is assessed through coursework.

Working with children can be a rewarding and challenging career; it requires enthusiasm and dedication, commitment and maturity. You should know you wish to work with children and develop new skills at both college and placement. Learners can progress on to the Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) into employment or an apprenticeship. Learners often gain employment at the end of the course within a setting they have had a placement with. The course will give you the knowledge and skills to move forward into employment or level 3.

Course Format

Full Time Programme

Special Features

Uniform: £24

Uniform costs are correct as of 11 June 2015 – prices are subject to change

Entry Qualifications

Learners must have;

» 4 GCSE’s at D grade including English at grade C

» Internal progression from Level 1 (with the required English and Maths grades)

» You will be required to attend an interview and must be able to show your enthusiasm for working with children


» Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

» Employment within the Early Years sector

» Apprenticeship


For enquiries please contact the College on 0161 908 6789 or web: www.tameside.ac.uk/contact.

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Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.