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Sale! NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

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Are you passionate about working with young children and inspiring the next generation? This NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner 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.

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Course overview

This NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner 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.

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

12 months.

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will receive a level 2 diploma for the early years practitioner from NCFE CACHE. 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.


Tutor-marked assignments and workplace observations.

Course content

Extra info

Course duration

Once enrolled, you have one 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.


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

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.

Awarding body

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 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.


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