There is no job more challenging and rewarding that working with children. The first few years of a child’s life are crucial in their development, and the experiences they received during this time will influence their life as they grow up. If you are considering or working in the early years setting and looking after and helping guide children at this time you will need a recognised qualification to bring up the best in children you are looking after.

We have teamed up with the UK’s only specialist Awarding Body for the children, adult and health care sectors – CACHE Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education to bring a wide range of childcare courses to Qatar. Our courses can prepare you for a wide range of careers, getting you qualified to work in a nursery, preschool, kindergarten and after-school club among others.

They are quality assured and accredited by CACHE and combine in class and online study and practical work. We have the following courses available in the Childcare and Early Years category.

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

This qualification from CACHE is designed to prepare you for working with children in a range of job roles, for example as a nursery or pre-school assistant. It is suitable for anyone wanting to work with young children, even if you have little or no previous experience of childcare. The course will cover all aspects of working with children from birth to the age of five years, and you will also gain knowledge of children up to the age of seven years. Upon completion of this qualification you can choose to progress to the Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but you will need to have a good command of basic English, be at least 16 years of age, and be working or volunteering in a relevant childcare setting.

Hours of Study

You should allow for between 269 and 282 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments, and time spent in your relevant setting. CACHE recommends 250 placement hours spent in your setting over the duration of this course.

Exams and Assessment

You will create an online portfolio of evidence using different formats such as learning plans, written tasks, discussion and direct observation in the workplace.

Additional Information

To achieve this qualification you’ll need to gain 33 credits: 29 credits by completing 14 mandatory units, and the remaining 4 credits by completing a selection of optional units.

You’ll work through this course using our online learning system that makes completing your course – submitting your work, doing activities and getting feedback – straightforward and enjoyable. The system is easy to use and all the work you complete is recorded in your learner profile, forming an online portfolio.

The courses consists of the following topics:
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, frameworks and professional practice
  • Understand legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children
  • Use legislation relating to the health and safety of children
  • Use legislation relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice

Theme 3:

  • Play, development and learning for school readiness
  • Understand how to plan to meet the needs of the developing child
  • Supporting children’s play
  • Support children’s play in early years
  • Support the needs of the child in preparing for school
  • Supporting children’s development
  • Use observation, assessment and planning
  • Support children’s positive behavior

Theme 4:

  • Professional development
  • Engage in professional development
  • Optional units
  • Support healthy lifestyles for children through the provision of food and nutrition
  • Support healthy lifestyles for children through exercise
  • Support children with additional needs
  • Support creative play
Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)

This qualification is designed to help you become an Early Years Educator. The course will enable you to work with and care for children from birth to 5 years, and you will also gain knowledge of children aged 5-7 years. Upon completing the course you can progress into a wide range of job roles, including practising in nurseries, pre-schools, reception classes in primary schools.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will be expected to have experience of working in the early years setting, or a relevant Level 2 qualification, before enrolling into this course. You will need to have a good command of basic English, be at least 16 years of age, and be working or volunteering in a relevant childcare setting.

Hours of Study

You should allow for approximately 486 hours’ study time, plus additional time spent in your setting or settings, and time for completing assignments. You will have tutor support for a period of up to 24 months from the date of enrolment.

Exams and Assessment

You will create an online portfolio of evidence using different formats such as learning plans, written tasks, and discussion. You will also undertake two longitudinal studies, one for a child under 36 months of age, and the other for a child over 36 months of age. Both studies end with direct observation in the workplace. There will therefore be two workplace assessment days for this course.

Additional Information

To achieve this qualification you’ll need to gain 61 credits by completing the mandatory units.

You’ll work through this course using our online learning system that makes completing your course – submitting your work, doing activities and getting feedback – straightforward and enjoyable. The system is easy to use and all the work you complete is recorded in your learner profile, forming an online portfolio.

This course requires you to have a regular work placement in an appropriate childcare setting or settings.

The course consists of the following topics:
Theme 1:

  • Health and well-being
  • Support healthy lifestyles for children through the provision of food and nutrition
  • Promote healthy lifestyles for children through exercise
  • Support physical care routines for children
  • Promote children’s emotional well-being
  • Understand how to support children who are unwell

Theme 2:

  • Legislation, frameworks and professional practice
  • Understand legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children
  • Use legislation relating to the health and safety of children
  • Follow legislation relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice
  • Working in partnership

Theme 3:

  • Play, development and learning for school readiness
  • Understand the value of play in early years
  • Plan, lead and review play opportunities which support children’s learning and development
  • Promote enabling play environments
  • Developing children’s emergent literacy skills
  • Developing children’s emergent mathematical skills
  • Support children’s transition to school
  • Develop children’s cognitive skills
  • Promote children’s speech, language and communication
  • Promoting children’s physical development
  • Promoting children’s personal, social and emotional development
  • Support children with additional needs
  • Use observation, assessment and planning to promote the development of children
  • Use longitudinal studies to observe, assess and plan for children’s needs

Theme 4:

  • Professional development
  • Engage in professional development