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NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

  • Overview of the course

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    The aim of this qualification is to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to 7 years of age with applied knowledge in the early years. The qualification content meets the Department for Education's (DfE) Level Two full and relevant criteria for a Level Two Early Years Practitioner in the workforce.
  • What can I expect to learn?

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    You will be studying a variety of topics which include:
    - Support physical care routines for children
    - An introduction to the role of the early years practitioner
    ? Understand how to work in partnership
    ? Supporting children's play
    - Support children's positive behaviour

    You will also need to attend a work placement and gain 250 hours experience across the academic year. By doing this, you will gain hands on practical experience equipping you with the skills to become an Early Years Practitioner.
  • What qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

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    Level Two Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
  • How will I be assessed?

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    All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task set by CACHE.

    Some learning outcomes within this qualification will require assessment in a Real Work Environment. This means you will be observed in the workplace by a qualified assessor.
  • How can I progress after this course?

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    Upon successful completion of this qualification learners can enter the workforce as a qualified Level Two Early Years Practitioner or continue to study for a Level 3 Diploma holding Early Years Educator status
  • What do I need to join the course?

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    You will need 4 GCSE's grades 9-3 (A-D) including Maths and English Language.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    This course forms part of a study programme which also includes studies towards GCSE Maths and English.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    Our Central Admin Team on 01204 482301
  • I'm interested, what do I need to do next?

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    You can apply online for this course and an interview will be arranged.
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £352.00
    Other fees: £100.00
  • Additional Information

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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, please call our helpline on 01204 482 000.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must bring their qualification certificates with them to enrolment. Learners will not be able to enrol without this information. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one you need):
    If you are unable to provide certificates you will be asked to complete a self declaration form when you enrol.


    Our Helpline can provide you with general information regarding studying at Bolton College. We also offer advice and guidance meetings to help you decide your next move. Please call 01204 482 000.
    Lines are open :
    • during term time : Monday to Thursday between 8:45am and 7pm (5pm on Fridays)
    • out of term : Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm

    Bolton College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this document is accurate. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact email the Customer Services Manager at or alternatively call 01204 482 040 or visit us at Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5BG.

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom on or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, someone in the Learning Centre Reception or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or 01204 482758.

    Enrolment Details

    To enrol at one of our Community Learning Centres or our main Deane Road Campus click here for enrolment times.
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  • Time:

    18:00 - 21:00
    3.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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