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Level 2 NCFE CACHE Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner


About The Course

The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to seven years of age with applied knowledge in the early years, 0-5 years.

This course will provide an opportunity for those who want to work in the Health & Social Care or Early Years sectors to achieve a Level 1/2 qualification. The units covered in this course contain 50% that are applicable to the Health & Social Care learning to allow students to make informed decisions as to which sector they would prefer to either continue to study at Level 3, or gain employment in.

In addition to classroom learning, the student will be required to secure a work placement to show competence in Early years practice.

The course will be delivered with classroom learning which links Early Years practice with theory in combination with work placement throughout the year totalling 250 hours. In addition to practical and theoretical learning the course will additionally involve guest speakers and various trips.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 2 – 4.

Why BCA?

BCA has much to offer including:

  • A team of qualified and supportive staff
  • An on-site nursery catering for children aged 3 months to 5 years
  • Trips to a Forest School
  • Opportunities to visit specialist schools
  • Opportunities to obtain First Aid qualifications

More information


This qualification allows the learner to count towards the Level 2 ratio as a qualified Level 2 Early Years Practitioner within the Early Years Workforce. Learners who achieve a Level 2 qualification and L2 English, maths and science will be interviewed for progression on to a higher level of study within Early Years  and other relevant Level 3 qualifications.

Learners may work under supervision in a variety of roles such as: Nursery Practitioner, Classroom Assistant, Pre School Practitioner.