Early Years Practitioner Level 2
Start Date: 2nd September 2024
More about the course
The Early Years Practitioner Level 2 diploma is available to 16-18 year old students and has been designed to help develop the skills, qualities, techniques and knowledge required to work successfully in the Early Years sector.
The range of units encourages a holistic view of child development and the option of work experience will also help to develop the practical skills required for working with children.
Those wanting to work in the industry should be caring, responsible, good with children, patient, calm, energetic and creative.
- 4 GCSEs at Grade 3-9, including English and/or Maths
What will I achieve?
If you successfully complete this course, you will receive a CACHE Level 2 diploma in Early Years Practitioner, as well as GCSE English or Maths if required.
What will I learn?
- Understanding children's development
- Keeping children safe
- Communication with children and adults
- Preparing and maintaining environments for child care
- Professional development, roles and responsibilities in childcare
- Supporting children's play and learning
- The development and care of babies and young children under three years
- Providing support for children with disabilities or special educational needs
What experience will I have?
- Weekly work placement with children where you will gain hands on experience to develop the skills required in this industry: childminding settings, pre-school, nurseries and primary schools (please note, a DBS required)
- Enrichment trips, including NCS
- First aid training
- Forest school training
- Manual handling training
- Food hygiene training
- University educational trips
- Fundraising for national and local charities throughout the year
- Sports and fitness activities
- Careers events
- Personal skills support
How am I assessed?
Where can I progress?
- Progression to a Level 3 course subject
- Gain employment as an Early Years Assistant
If you are 16-18 years old, you do not have to pay course tuition fees.
If you need information on any financial support that may be available to you with fees or study costs on this course, please contact Student Services who can offer advice and assistance on accessing any financial support that may be available.
*Exam and registration fees will be paid for by the college. This is subject to satisfactory attendance and course completion.