Early Years Practitioner

NCFE Cache Diploma , Level 2
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What Our Students Say

“The benefit of the creative stuff is just learning different activities that you could do with the children when you’re in the setting or learning what activities they actually like to do, or they prefer to do, that’ll actually help them with their development. You can even use [the kitchen] as different activities to do with the children, so, like making buns with them.”


“The facilities like the kitchen are so great because you get to learn about what nutrition children need, and you can make at home yourselves to look after the children or even in the nursery making different things for lunch and snack time”


Did you know!

  • We are proud to be working in partnership with CACHE.
  • Jobs in Childcare and Related Personal services in Leeds are due to grow by 2.7% from 2019 to 2024 (Emsi).

Course Information


Inspire young minds with this rewarding programme. This course will develop your knowledge and skills in working with children under five years of age. You’ll learn how to support children’s development, care routines, and the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). You’ll also complete a valuable work placement

Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Benefits and skills

  • Plan and deliver purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes.
  • Aid babies and children with SEND.
  • Promote positive behaviour and play in an early years setting.
  • Support care routines, wellbeing, and the needs of babies and young children.
  • Entry requirements

    Four GCSEs at grade 3 and above including English language and ideally maths.

    Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

    Progression may include a level 3 qualification, an apprenticeship, or relevant employment.

    Course details

    Duration: 30 weeks
    Start Date: 16/09/2024
    Fees (16-18): No fee
    Study Type: Full time
    Course Code: 73146-01

    Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

    Employment Statistics

    • Primary and nursery education teaching professionals

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    • Nursery nurses and assistants

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    • Senior professionals of educational establishments

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