Course Details

This course is designed to meet the requirements for Level 2 Early Years practitioners. It supports the development of skills and knowledge necessary to provide high quality Early Years care and education, and also enables progression to the Level 3 course if the entry requirements have been met. Students will learn about working with babies and young children form birth to seven years of age , with applied knowledge in the early years of 0-5 years. the course meets the Department for Education's (DfE) Level 2 full and relevant criteria for a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner in the workforce.

Entry Requirements

You will need to meet the following criteria in order to secure a place on the course: 3 GCSE's at Grade 3 or higher , one of which MUST be English Language. It is important that you have the English Language as you will be working with young childrern , supporting their emerging literacy.

Career options

This qualification will allow you to work in the Early Years sector in the following roles: Nursery Assistant Creche Assistant Mothers Help Shared-care Nanny Teaching Assistant

CCH L2 Dip Early Years Practitioner

Five highlights

  • 1 Highly qualified and experienced teaching team.
  • 2 Highly valuable practical training experiences.
  • 3 A strong student voice
  • 4 Wide ranging teaching methods to engage students
  • 5 Excellent additional support facilities

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 02.09.2019
  • CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner


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Course code Location Course length Start date
HCR578CF1A Chichester Campus 1 Year 02.09.2019

What you need to know

What will I study?

This course has 14 units , all of which come together to create a programme that supports the development of Early Years practitioners. These units cover such topics as supporting children's development, planning and delivering activities, equality and diversity, Special Educational Needs, and working in partnership. You will be looking at the legislation that guides Early Years practice and will learn to how to keep babies and young children safe from harm , as well as many other subjects. Each units fits in with the others so that your knowledge and skills can be supported and developed across the programme in a logical manner.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by highly qualified , vocationally competent staf who are passionate about high quality early years provision. In the classroom you will be taught in a variety of engaging ways to help you build up your level of knowledge and understanding. You will be able to put your learning into practice in your placement settings , where you will be supported and observed by assessors who will help you to achieve your practical competencies.

How will I be assessed?

In the classroom you will produce a portfolio of evidence, there are no exams. Your portfolio may contain assignments , posters , leaflets, powerpoint presentations and other written work. You may also create a scrapbook that contains work relating to care routines for children and child development. This work will be assessed by your lecturer as you go along. In your practical training placement you will plan and carry out activities and work as part of the team. Your allocated assessor will observe you working with the children and staff and will help you with putting theory into practice. Your assessor will also make plans with you for further assessments.

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