Level 2

Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner - NCFE - Level 2

Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner - NCFE - Level 2

overview

  • Course code:

    41CPD2

  • Subject area:

    Childcare and Early Years

  • Attendance:

    Full Time

  • Qualification:

    NCFE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner.

  • Duration:

    1 year

  • Venue:

    Crawley

  • Start Date:

    September

Start Date End Date Description
07/09/202018/06/2021Crawley / Full Time

About the course

What our students say:

“If you are someone who loves to teach, interact and be around children whilst being supervised, then join this course."

"There are plenty of practical lessons. Tutors actually plan for us to do practical lessons. It's fun, exciting and you learn new things."

As part of your qualification you will gain experience in a range of Early Years Settings for a minimum of 250 hours. Whilst in placement you will also be visited by our assessors who will carry out observations to show you have gained the skills required to meet awarding body standards and are competent to work with children.

In order to gain the full level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner the candidate must undertake the teaching of all 14 units below and achieve the required 250 hours and competencies in placement.  

  • Roles and responsibilities the role of the early years practitioner
  • Health and safety of babies and young children in the early years
  • Equality, diversity and inclusive practice in Early Years Settings
  • Safeguarding, protection and welfare of babies and young children in Early Years Settings
  • Understand how to support children’s development
  • Support care routines for babies and young children
  • Support the planning and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes
  • Promote play in an Early Years Setting
  • Support well-being of babies and young children for healthy lifestyles
  • Support babies and young children to be physically active
  • Support the needs of babies and young children with Special Educational Needs and Disability
  • Promote positive behaviour in Early Years Settings
  • Partnership working in the early years
  • Support the needs of the child in preparing for school

Every learner at Crawley College who is under 19 will undertake a personal Study Programme designed to develop them academically, practically and personally. Study Programmes contain 3 essential elements:

  •  Subject Course – Vocational or chosen Academic subject, usually studied for 12 – 16 hours a week.
  •  English and Maths – Every learner will work towards GCSE grade 4 in English and Maths or Functional Skills.

Learners who have already achieved a Grade 4 or C will extend their English and Maths through in-class activities.

  •  3E – Our own brand of specific entrepreneurship, enterprise and employability training.

You will have specific time in your timetable for each of the three elements above and you will be expected to attend all elements throughout the year. Study programmes are designed to help you meet your maximum potential and progress to the next level of study or into work.

Placement times can vary according to the setting. Learners can be required to do late or early shifts. Holidays cannot be sanctioned during college term as there are a required number of days for the college and placement, which must be completed in order to gain the qualification. 100% attendance is expected at college and at work placement. Learners should expect to be in college from 9am -5pm.

WHO CAN JOIN?

Do you have a genuine interest in gaining a qualification that would enable you to work with children aged between 0-5 and knowledge of children 0-7 years? This qualification will give you the skills to work in early years settings as an assistant.

Entry onto this programme is subject to achieving one or more of the following qualifications.

  • 4 x GCSEs at grade 3 including English Language or 4 x GCSEs at grade D including English Language
  • Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children's and Young Peoples Settings Diploma

It is a requirement of the industry that all those working and/or training in Health and Social Care or Early Years Settings must undergo a Disclosure Barring Services Check (DBS) at the enhanced level. This is to ensure the safety of vulnerable individuals.

Please be aware that if the DBS check comes back, with anything being flagged that may be of some concern, your application could be withdrawn following a meeting with the Head of Learning.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED

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

 

Costs/EQUIPMENT

There is a fee of £44 for the DBS check that will need to be paid at enrolment.

Students 16-18 year olds will not have to pay tuition fees, awarding body registration or exam fees. Please note: You may be entitled to a Bursary payment to help with costs such as travel to College, trips and equipment, a food allowance and childcare. To qualify you must be resident in the UK and meet the eligibility criteria which will include evidence of your financial circumstances.

Students aged 19 and over will have to pay tuition fees, awarding body registration or exam fees. Please note: You may be entitled to a Bursary payment to help with costs such as travel to College, trips and equipment and childcare. To qualify you must be resident in the UK and meet the eligibility criteria which will include evidence of your financial circumstances.

Attendance requirements

5 days per week

AFTER COMPLETING THE COURSE

This course will enable you to work with children aged 0-7 under supervision as:

  • Nursery practitioner
  • Classroom assistant
  • Pre-school practitioner

Once you have successfully completed this course you can progress onto the following study routes.

• CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

• Intermediate Apprenticeship in Childcare and Early Years.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information, please contact the Admissions Team by emailing admissions@crawley.ac.uk or by calling 01293 442200 - press option 2 for Admissions.