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Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner


Type: Full Time

Subject: Childcare, Health and Social Care

Level: 2

Start Date: 01 September 2020

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

1 Year


Level 2

Who is it for

This NCFE CACHE Level 2 course is for you if you are interested in fi nding out about childcare and are looking to start a career in caring for children. The course introduces you to many fascinating early years topics including child development, play and working with children from birth up to the age of sixteen.

Interview Skills Assessment

You will be required to attend a Welcome Event – details will be provided upon application.

What will I need

4 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above and must include English and maths. You may also be required to have a DBS check for placement.

What is covered

Subjects covered include:
• Understand how to support children's development
• Support the needs of the child in preparing for school
• The role and responsibilities of the childcare practitioner
• Safeguarding protection and welfare of babies and young children in an early years setting
• Equality, diversity and inclusive practice in an early years setting

Throughout the one year course, two days a week (250 hours in total) are spent in a variety of childcare settings with children aged 0 – 8 years.

What can this course lead to

You can progress on to the Level 3 Childcare qualifi cation with GCSE English and maths at a grade 4/C and above and a pass in Level 2 Childcare.

Are there any additional costs

It is advisable to purchase art and craft materials when required and a college polo shirt for placement (£15.00).

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