Early Years Practitioner - Level 2 (Full-Time)

Level 2 – GCSE or BTEC or NVQ Level 2 Equivalent

Subject Area Childcare

Attendance Full-Time

Overview

This qualification is to provide learners aged 16-18 with the knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to 7 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.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk.
Duration: 1 Year
Venue: Parsons Building, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

This qualification is ideal for learners aged 16-18 who are 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.

Qualification Gained

You will gain an NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Working with Children in Early Years and Primary Settings.

How to Apply

Online

Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.

 

Course Content

You will study 14 units of work including

  • Roles and responsibilities of the Early Years Practitioner
  • Health and safety of babies and young children in the early years
  • Equality, diversity and inclusive practice in early years Settings
  • Safeguarding, protection and welfare of babies and young children in early years Settings
  • Learners will also need to attend a practical placement to show competence in both knowledge and skills which will be arranged by college.

Learning Methods

Learners will be assessed through the collation of a portfolio of evidence, and you will have multiple tasks which need to be carried out in a setting.
Knowledge will be shown through coursework and skills through observation in the early years setting by a supervisor or college based assessor

You will also study GCSE English and Maths to resit these qualifiactions to gain a grade 4 or above.

Assessment Methods

You will be continually assessed during your studies using the following methods:

  • Written Assignments
  • Presentations
  • Direct Work Placement Observations
     

Progression Opportunities

This qualification allows progression on to the Level 3 Early Years Educator qualifications and other relevant Level 3 qualifications relating to early years and child care.
 

Career Opportunities

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
 

Entry Requirements

You will need to hold 4 GCSE grade 3 including English Language and Maths

DBS clearance

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.

 

Course Costs

16 to 18s

Learners are eligible for free tuition if they are aged 16-18 when beginning their studies.

If the course being applied for is a two-year qualification, you will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the remainder of the course.

If the course being applied for is two separate one-year qualifications and you begin studying year one of the course aged 18, you will be required to pay fees for the second year.

If you are aged 18 when beginning the course, it is advised that you talk to our Student Services Team on 0191 200 4000 or by email enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk who will be able to explain the options available.

Please note, if you are applying from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland you may be subject to different funding rules than students who live in England. Depending on your age and type of course you choose you may be liable for fees, even if you are under 19. Please contact Student Services on 0191 200 4000 to discuss your eligibility.