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Qualification Overview

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of
babies and young children from birth to 7 years of age with applied knowledge in the early years,
0-5 years. The qualification content meets the Department for Education’s (DfE) Level 2 full
and relevant criteria for a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner in the workforce.
Upon successful completion of this qualification learners can enter the workforce as a qualified
Level 2 Early Years Practitioner or continue to study for a Level 3 Diploma holding Early Years
Educator status. Further details can be found here: www.cache.org.uk/our-qualifications-andservices/
early-years-educator.

Who is it suitable for?
This qualification is ideal for learners looking to work with children between birth and 5 years, and gain knowledge of working with children up to 7 years. Learners do not need to have previous experience or qualifications in working with children to undertake this qualification.

Ticket Information

Course Registration
£1,980.00 inc. VAT
Course Registration
Free
(for learners who are eligible for funding, please see eligibility criteria below)
 
Date And Time
01/10/2024 @ 09:00 to
25/07/2025 @ 15:00
 

Registration End Date

30/11/2024
 
Location
 
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Qualification structure

The classes are 2 days per week.
To gain this qualification, learners must achieve a total of 37 credits from all 14 mandatory units.
Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement to show competence in both knowledge and skills.
We recommend learners complete 250 placement hours whilst undertaking this qualification.
Placement opportunity must allow for skills application with babies and young children sufficient to meet the assessment criteria for the qualification.

*Learners may be eligible for funding and complete the course for free (subject to eligibility – see below).
Qualification number (QN)

603/3723/0

Total qualification time (TQT):

370

Guided learning hours (GL)

293

Accredited by:

Ncfe CACHE

Funding Avilable?

YES

Entry requirements:

- Aged 16+
- Level 1 literacy
- Level 1 IT skills
- Right to Work in UK
- DBS check

Additional requirements for funding:

- Aged 19+ from August 2023
- Resident within the boroughs of Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead
- Resident in the UK continuously for 3 years or more (exceptions apply for refugees)
- Unemployed or in receipt of low income (less than £20,319 per year)
- In receipt of Universal Credit (take home pay less than £617 as a single or £988 as couple)

Mandatory units

EYP 1 Roles and responsibilities of the Early Years Practitioner
EYP 2 Health and safety of babies and young children in the early years
EYP 3 Equality, diversity and inclusive practice in Early Years Settings
EYP 4 Safeguarding, protection and welfare of babies and young children in Early Years Settings
EYP 5 Understand how to support children’s development
EYP 6 Support care routines for babies and young children
EYP 7 Support the planning and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes
EYP 8 Promote play in an Early Years Setting
EYP 9 Support well-being of babies and young children for healthy lifestyles
EYP 10 Support babies and young children to be physically active
EYP 11 Support the needs of babies and young children with Special Educational Needs and Disability
EYP 12 Promote positive behaviour in Early Years Settings
EYP 13 Partnership working in the early years
EYP 14 Support the needs of the child in preparing for school

Assessment

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. Knowledge based outcomes can be assessed using non–mandatory assessment tasks provided for tutors’ convenience in the qualification specification. Skills based outcomes must be achieved with reference to a real work environment and must include direct observation within the workplace.

Progression opportunities

This qualification allows progression on to the Level 3 Early Years Educator qualifications and other relevant Level 3 qualifications relating to early years and child care.
This qualification allows a learner to count towards the Level 2 ratio as a qualified Level 2 Early Years Practitioner across the Early Years Workforce.
Learners may work under supervision in a variety of roles such as:
• nursery practitioner
• classroom assistant
• pre-school practitioner

*The eligibility criteria for funding are the following:

  1. Resident within the boroughs of Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead
  2. Unemployed or in receipt of low income (less than £20,000 per year)
  3. Resident in the UK continuously for 3 years or more (exceptions apply for refugees)
  4. In receipt of state benefits (Universal Credit, JSA, etc.)
  5. Have Right to Work in the UK
  6. Aged 19 years+
  7. Not being on an apprenticeship

If you meet the above criteria, please contact us on 01753 362 197 or via email admissions@educate2gether.co.uk
Please do not proceed to checkout and pay for the course if you believe you are eligible for funding.

There is a £125 cancellation fee if a learner enrols and fails to complete or withdraws early from the course. This fee is to cover administration costs. We may be able to offer extensions if learners are unable to meet the set submission deadline. Please read the declaration on the enrolment form carefully before signing up.