NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner - Cambridge Regional College
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NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

Course Information

Cambridge Campus/Workplace, Flexible, 09:30
Level: 2
Start Date:Flexible
End Date:FLX
Days: WED
Location: Cambridge Campus/Workplace
Duration: 12 Month(s)
Start Time: 09:30
End Time: 12:30
Code: CH5EYPL2
Type: Part Time
Fees: £1232
About the Course

This course is designed for learners working in, or volunteering in an Early Years setting.

The aim of this qualification is 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.

To gain this qualification, learners must achieve a total of 37 credits from all 14 mandatory units.


This qualification allows progression on to the Level 3 Early Years Educator qualifications and other relevant Level 3 qualifications relating to early years and childcare.

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

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but should be at least 19 years of age with a general secondary education and an interest in the subject and working in the early years sector.

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification.

Learners must be in the correct job/volunteering role to provide the relevant evidence for a portfolio of work, to show competence in both knowledge and skills to meet the qualification requirements.

You must allow for skills application with babies and young children sufficient to meet the assessment criteria for the qualification.


We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at Cambridge Regional College. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.
You will be assessed by a vocationally competent assessor who will support and help you gather a portfolio of evidence, using a range of methods.

This programme is delivered on site at our Cambridge campus to support the knowledge for the qualification with practical observations carried out in the workplace. All resources will be available on our virtual learning environment (VLE) system and we use an electronic portfolio system called Smart Assessor.

How to Apply

Please complete a CRC application form, which can be downloaded from our website Alternatively, please contact our Enquiry Team on tel. 01223 226315 or email .

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information is correct, some details may be subject to change. Cambridge Regional College reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient.

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