16-18: Vocational

Early Years Practitioner NCFE CACHE (Level 2)

Course Overview

Entry requirements

  • Four or more GCSEs at grade 3 ( or equivalent)
  • Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children or Health and Social care, Early years
  • You will be required to apply for an enhanced DBS check.


The aim of this course is to prepare learners to work with children aged from birth to five years with knowledge of ages five - seven.

Study units include;

  • Theory of play
  • Child Development
  • Health and Safety
  • Childhood health issues
  • Working with children and parents

You must complete written assignments and produce a portfolio of evidence of work. You will be assessed for your perfromace in the workplace ( placement). You will be required to complete 250 placement hours and record evidence for this. An enhanced DBS check which should show a clean record before the start of the course is neccessary. The college can help with this.


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What Can This Course Lead To

  • Level 3 NFCE CACHE Technical Diploma in Childcare and Education
  • Employment
  • Apprenticeship
  • T Level in Education and Care

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