Learners at Bolton College excel with CACHE Early Years qualifications

Through CACHE’s end to end Early Years offer Bolton College is enabling learners to progress their education journey from Level 1 to Level 3. The college provides learners with access to a wide range of progression opportunities, offering a variety of CACHE qualifications including the Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator).

Following the learner journey

Megan Large, a learner at Bolton College, has completed Levels 1 and 2 Early Years qualifications, and will soon complete her Level 3 qualification. Megan said: “Studying the CACHE qualifications has given me the opportunity to get a good insight into children’s learning and development, how qualified practitioners work with children and the different types of job roles I could apply for.

“Having placement hours has allowed me to see how nurseries run and how practitioners support children’s learning and development on a daily basis. I completed placements at Bolton College’s nursery as well as in a primary school at Key Stage 1.

“The continual support from my tutors and peers has pushed me to achieve higher grades as I moved from Level 1 to Level 3.”

Making students workplace ready

Jennifer Coke, Programme Leader of Early Years at Bolton College, commented: “The benefit of studying the CACHE qualifications for learners like Megan is that they provide students with the skills and knowledge to be workplace ready. Attending interviews with extensive work experience from placements, a portfolio of evidence and a certificate to show their level of ability really gives them the edge over other applicants.

“Not only do learners leave our courses with knowledge and skills regarding early years education, but they leave with confidence of their achievements as they have been able to progress throughout their learning journey from Level 1 to Level 3 – reflecting the progression map that CACHE provides.”

Excellent customer support

Jennifer recognises the benefits of the CACHE qualifications for delivery staff as well as learners. She said: “The delivery of these qualifications is flexible and inclusive, allowing tutors to tailor to the needs of learners, with assessment requirements appropriate and flexible to each level.

“CACHE provides a wide range of information and key facts to support us as a centre when choosing qualifications to deliver, and the qualification content is clear and specific, with supportive resources for both the tutor and learner.

“They always go above and beyond to ensure the centre is fully equipped with information, resources and materials to support delivery and learner achievement, via phone, email, External Quality Assurers and Account Managers.

“We would highly recommend CACHE to other centres as the customer support is outstanding.”

Find out more about CACHE Early Years qualifications at qualhub.co.uk.