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Sale! NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner plus Functional Skills Maths and English

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OSC1445 / OSC1446

Are you passionate about working with young children and inspiring the next generation? This NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner plus Functional Skills Maths and English bundle course is the perfect way to started.

  • This Level 2 Early Years Practitioner course provides you with a solid understanding of working with children aged 0-7.
  • Once you have completed this qualification, you can work in a range of childcare settings under supervision, or progress to studying the subject at level 3.
  • Achieve the Functional Skills qualifications in Maths and English you'll need to work in an early year's setting.
  • FREE access to the NCFE CACHE Alumni membership for two years when you enrol on your course.
  • If you add on your Functional Skills exams, we will book and pay for them for you!
  • Achieve your qualifications from the comfort your own home, at your own pace.
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Course overview

This NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner Functional Skills bundle course is perfect for those looking to work in a role within a nursery or early years setting. 

The course has been designed to provide you with a sound understanding of how to provide adequate care for babies and young children aged between birth to seven years old. 

During this level 2 early years practitioner course, you will explore how you can provide safeguarding and protection for children in your care, how your role can support the stages of a child’s development, how to plan and deliver activities that support the child’s education, and more. 

Please note that you will need to be working, volunteering, or on practical placement in an early years setting to study this course. The recommended number of placement hours for this course is 250 hours. It is essential you secure a placement that can provide you with a suitably qualified level three mentor. 

An Open Study College assessor will need to observe you in your placement and sign off workplace evidence relating to your placement. 

Please note that you must complete the Functional Skills exams to achieve your qualification. You can choose to add your exams to your enrolment, and we will save you the hassle of booking them, giving you more time to dedicate to your studies. If you do not add your exams to your enrolment, you will be responsible for booking and paying for your exams by liaising directly with your chosen exam centre. 

What next? 

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to work under supervision in a range of childcare settings or progress onto other relevant level three qualifications. Roles you can achieve once you have competed this course include: 

  • Early years practitioner 
  • Nursery assistant 
  • Pre-school assistant 
  • Childcare assistant 
  • Playgroup assistant 
  • Early childhood educator 

Course Duration

Up to two years. 

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will receive a level 2 diploma for the early years practitioner from NCFE CACHE, as well as your Functional Skills Maths and English qualifications. You will then be able to enter the workforce as a qualified level 2 early years practitioner.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, but it is advised that students have a minimum level 2 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent. You will need to be aged at least 16 to enrol on this course.

Assessment

Tutor-marked assignments and workplace observations, and four Functional Skills exams.

Course content

Edexcel Functional Skills English Level 2

Edexcel Functional Skills Maths Level 2

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

Extra info

Course duration

Once enrolled, you have two year of tutor support to complete your studies. 

Study method

Your course will be studied through distance learning, which will enable you to take control of your studies. You can study at your own pace from a place that suits you. 

The course materials can either be emailed online or posted to you as a study pack, depending on which you select at enrolment. You will receive your tutor support by email. 

Assessments and exams

Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner 

 A series of self-assessments, a practice test, and a final online assessment. 

Functional Skills English exam 

The exam consists of three papers which are detailed below. 

Functional Skills Maths exam 

The exam consists of two papers. 

Choosing to add the exams package  

If you choose to add your exams on to your enrolment, all you need to do is contact us when you are ready to sit your exams, we will book and pay for them on your behalf. You are advised to contact us well in advance of when you intend to sit your exams so that we can confirm your place with the exam board.  

Please note, our Functional Skills exam centre locations for this course are as follows:  

  • Birmingham  
  • Coventry  
  • Doncaster  
  • Bolton  
  • Wimbledon  
  • Taunton  
  • St Neots, Cambridgeshire  
  • High Wycombe 

The course-only option  

If you do not add your exams to your enrolment, you will be responsible for booking and paying for your exams yourself. If you select this option, you must source and liaise with your chosen exam centre in order to book your exams, Open Study College will not be able to book your exams for you.  

Course outcome

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will achieve a NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner. You will then be able to enter the workforce as a qualified Level 2 early years practitioner where they can work under supervision in a range of roles or progress into further study. 

Once you have passed your Functional Skills exams, you will also receive your Functional Skills Maths and English qualifications. 

Who are NCFE CACHE?

NCFE is a leading provider of vocational and technical courses as well as an educational charity. With over 170 years of experience in providing an outstanding educational experience, NCFE work with industry experts to create smarter solutions to the greatest learning needs. 

They are one of the largest technical and vocational awarding bodies in the United Kingdom and their qualifications are awarded to thousands of people each year. 

In 2015, CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health, and Education) became a part of NCFE. 

Once you have enrolled on your CACHE course, you will be entitled to access the CACHE Alumni Membership for two years. CACHE Alumni is a professional membership network for those who work in the CACHE industries, providing valuable resources and advice to professionals studying towards/with a CACHE qualification.  

Exam details

Functional Skills English exam: paper 1 - speaking, listening and communication

  • Duration: ten minutes 
  • Weighting: 33.3% 
  • Assessment format: students must take part in in a range of speaking activities 

Functional Skills English exam: paper 2 – reading

  • Type: on-screen assessment or paper-based 
  • Duration: 60 minutes 
  • Weighting: 33.3% 
  • Total marks: 30 
  • Assessment format: students will read and answer questions on three texts 

Functional Skills English exam: paper 3 – writing

  • Type: onscreen assessment or paper-based 
  • Duration: 60 minutes 
  • Weighting: 33.3% 
  • Total marks: 30 
  • Assessment format: students will complete two writing tasks 

Functional Skills Maths exam: paper 1

The exam consists of one paper which has two sections: 

Non-calculator 

  • Duration: 25 minutes 
  • Weighting: 25% 
  • Marks: 16 in total 
  • Assessment format: onscreen or paper-based assessment 

Calculator 

  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes 
  • Weighting: 75% 
  • Marks: 48 in total 
  • Assessment format: onscreen or paper-based assessment 

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