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BDC Childcare 5 1
Level 2

Working with Children in Early Years & Primary Settings


1 year


Rush Green Campus


Sept 2023





This course is a great option for those looking to work in a nursery or primary school.

On this course you will develop your knowledge of child development and the expectations of childcare practitioners in a nursery or primary setting. You’ll also improve your understanding of the practices and theories related to play and early years education, as well as learn more about the early years foundation stage (EYFS) framework and national curriculum.

Alongside this, you’ll develop your communication skills, interpersonal skills and empathy, which are all key to progress either to further study or into a job where you’ll work closely with young people and their parents or carers.

You will develop the knowledge required to work in early years or primary settings, including:

  • Child development
  • Learning about play
  • Theories of early years and education
  • Safeguarding
  • Health and safety
  • Equality and diversity

You will be assessed by coursework, portfolio and group work.

You will need to have GCSE Maths, English Language and two additional subjects at grade 3 (D) or above.

As part of the application process you will also be asked to explain why you want to study this course, so that we can ensure any course offer made aligns to your career goals.

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a Level 2 Certificate.

You could then progress to the Level 3 in Early Years Education, to a Level 3 T Level in Childcare and Education, an Apprenticeship, or into employment in a nursery or primary setting.

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.