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NCFE Diploma, Level 2

Early Years Practitioner

This one-year course will prepare learners for working with children between birth and five years, with knowledge of children up to seven years.

You will develop a basic understanding of childcare, including:

  • Introducing the Role of the Early Years Practitioner
  • Legislation, Framework and Professional Practice
  • Play, Development and Learning for School Readiness
  • Professional Development

An enhanced DBS check will be carried out on your suitability to work with children which you will be required to pay for, currently £44.00 (price subject to change).

Many of our students’ continue their studies on the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Technical Diploma in Childcare and Education (EYE) or the BTEC National Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care at Selby College.

After gaining further qualifications in the field, you could have a potential career as a:

  • Care Assistant
  • Nursery Practitioner
  • Primary School Teacher
  • Support Worker

An enhanced DBS will be carried out as a mandatory requirement of the course.

Standard Level 2 entry requirements apply - the minimum requirement is at least four GCSEs at Grade 3, one of which will be in English or Maths. Neither English nor Maths will be below Grade 2. At least 2 GCSE subjects at Grade 3 are required alongside GCSE equivalent qualifications. For this course you must have a GCSE Grade 4 or above in English Language. Please note: If you have not achieved a Grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths you will be required to continue studying this alongside your college course.

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