NCFE/Cache Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

This is an opportunity to get paid whilst working towards a recognised qualification. This programme provides the knowledge and skills required to work in a childcare setting at an assistant level.

It allows the apprentice to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with functional and personal skills, required for their job and future career with children and young people.

The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to7 years of age with applied knowledge in the early years, 0-5 years. The qualification content meets the Department for Education’s (DfE) Level 2 full and relevant criteria for a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner in the workforce.

You will spend time within a childcare setting gaining the practical experience required to work with children and young people. You will be assessed at your setting and will also complete written tasks to demonstrate your competence. You will be supported throughout the course by your assessor through an online learning environment.

This qualification allows a learner to count towards the Level 2 ratio as a qualified Level 2 Early Years Practitioner across the Early Years Workforce.

Learners may work under supervision in a variety of roles such as:

  • Nursery practitioner
  • Classroom assistant
  • Pre-school practitioner
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Course information:

Awarding body:
NCFE/Cache
Course duration:
12 months
Course location:
The course is delivered across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset and Devon.

Who is this course for?

This qualification is ideal for learners looking to work with children between birth and 5 years and gain knowledge of working with children up to 7 years. Learners do not need to have previous experience or qualifications in working with children to undertake this qualification. You must be aged 16 or over

Key facts:

  • Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
  • Get PAID whilst your learn
  • Work a minimum 30 hours per week
  • 20% off the job training
  • Government funding available (See employer info section)

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