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BDC Childcare 5 1
Level 2

NCFE/CACHE Introduction to Early Years Education & Care


1 year


Rush Green Campus


Sept 2024


Adult 19+



A Level 2 certificate will mean you're qualified to work with children, so completing this course will give you the option of continuing your studies or finding a job.

You'll learn how to work with children between birth and 11 years of age. The course will cover play, curriculum, healthy living, development, child safety plus much more.

There are 100 hours of placement time over 35 weeks as part of the course.

You'll have a personal assessor assigned to you to ensure your competency. You'll also get a progress coach to support you through the course.

You will spend 2 days on a placement and 3 days in college.

You'll need to have GCSEs in English & maths at grade 2/3 (D/E) or above.

If you’re 19+, you will need to have secured a work placement with children aged 5 or under (reception class or below) before enrolling on this course. Please bring a confirmation letter from your placement with you when you enrol.

Entry to this course is dependent on the outcome of a Disclosing and Barring Service (DBS) check.

All of our teaching staff have vast industry experience within early years and school environments.

Your secured work placement with children aged 5 or under, will improve your skills and prospects for further study and employment.

Successfully completing this course means you can move on to a Level 3 qualification, if you pass the course with a distinction.

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Functional Skills: English & maths
Where it can lead to
You could progress to the following courses
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.