Key Stage 5

Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care

Why study this course?

This course is offered as a single option to run alongside the double Heath and Social Care course for students who remain unsure of which career route to choose. It is graded A* – D – UCAS (84-36)


What will I study?

Year 1

In Year 1 students must complete 4 mandatory units. In addition to this 365 hours of placement in an early years setting must be completed successfully.

Year 2

In Year 2 a further 3 units will be completed including an externally set and marked controlled assessment.


How will I be assessed?

Assignments for 7 mandatory units are assessed internally. In addition there is 1 externally set and marked controlled assessment which will take place in the second year.


Where can it lead?

The UCAS points gained will be added towards the entry to a Higher Education Degree programme.

Staff List

Mrs J Armstrong

Subject Leader

  • Mrs E Lucchessi – Faculty Leader
  • Mrs J Armstrong
  • Mrs N Robinson
Exam Board

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Past Papers
Revision Sites
  • CACHE Level 3 Childcare and Education text book.
Option Blocks