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Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

Course Level: 

Level 2

Job opportunities after this course: 

This qualification allows a learner to count towards the Level 2 ratio as a qualified Level 2 Early Years Practitioner across the Early Years Workforce.
Learners may work under supervision in a variety of roles such as:
• nursery practitioner
• classroom assistant
• pre-school practitioner

Overview of the course: 

The course is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to 7 years of age with applied knowledge in the early years, 0-5 years. The qualification content meets the Department for Education’s (DfE) Level 2 full and relevant criteria for a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner in the workforce.

Entry requirements: 

Applicants require a minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade 4 including English or maths and 3 GCSEs at grade 3. A good reference; one from school and one from a person other than a family member are also required. Applicants must be able to demonstrate the potential to act independently and safely; therefore all candidates must be interviewed, supply references and receive a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring service check.)
Entry onto any course at East Durham College is subject to final approval from the Assistant Principal. Where relevant, the term ‘entry requirements’ also includes DBS checks, references, fitness to practice, etc.

Topics: 

You will cover a range of topics across 14 mandatory units some of which include, Promoting positive behaviour, Special educational needs, Communication and safeguarding.

How is the course assessed?: 

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. Knowledge based outcomes can be assessed using a range of assessment tasks such as posters, essays and group presentations. Skills based outcomes must be achieved with reference to a real work environment and must include direct observation within the workplace.

Further study options after this course: 

On successful completion of the course you may progress from the level 2 qualification to NCFE CACHE Level 3 Technical Certificate in Child care and Education if you choose to explore a role in childcare. Or you may choose NCFE Cache level 3 Technical Certificate in Health and Social care if you are interested in working within the adult care sector.

Length of the course: 

1 Year - Full Time.

Campus: 

Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

September 2021

Fees: 

Free if you are under the age of 19 on the 31st August 2021

Free if you are under 25 on the 31st August 2021 with a statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan

Free if you are aged 19-23 on 31st August 2021 and do not already have a full Level 2 qualification – contact us to check your qualifications

Free if you are unemployed and in receipt of eligible benefits – contact us to check if you are eligible

Free if you are employed and your income is less than £16,009.50

If you do not meet the above criteria and need to pay fees they are:

£1227.50

Flexible payment options are available, please speak to Student Services.

*you must have been a legal resident of the UK/EU for the last 3 years

Free if you are under the age of 19 on the 31st August 2020
Free if you are under 25 on the 31st August 2020 with a statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan
Free if you are aged 19-23 on 31st August 2020 and do not already have a full Level 2 qualification – contact us to check your qualifications
Free if you are unemployed and in receipt of eligible benefits – contact us to check if you are eligible
Free if you are employed and your income is less than £16,009.50
If you do not meet the above criteria and need to pay fees they are:
£1209.50
Flexible payment options are available, please speak to Student Services.
*you must have been a legal resident of the UK/EU for the last 3 years
*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (02 Apr 2020 10:10) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually
*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (04 Dec 2020 21:09) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

How to apply: 

To apply online for this course, please click on the 'Apply for this course' button below.

Alternatively, if you need assistance with your application or you would like to apply over the phone or using a paper-based application form, please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.

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