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Early Years Health Social Care

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What's Involved

This is a full time professional qualification which meets the criteria for employment within the childcare sector at Level 2.

Among the units you will study are:

  • Roles and responsibilities of the early years practitioner
  • Health and Safety of babies and young children in the early years
  • Safeguarding, protection and welfare of babies and young children in Early Years settings
  • Support care routines for babies and young children
  • Support the planning and delivery of activities, play opportunities and educational programmes
  • Support well-being of babies and young children for healthy lifestyles
  • Support the needs of babies and young children with Special Educational Needs and Disability
  • Promote positive behaviour in Early Years settings

Completion of this qualification will equip you with knowledge, understanding and skills across a range of key subject areas, for example:  the stages and sequences of child development, children’s needs in relation to emotional and physical well-being, the role of the early years practitioner in maintaining a healthy and safe environment for children, safeguarding children and child protection, and the role of play in relation to children’s learning and development.

Completion of this qualification is achieved through a mixture of classroom-based learning and experience in a Real Work Environment. All students complete a mandatory work placement for two days each week for which they are also assessed three times during the year. There is a placement coordinator who allocates placements in schools and nurseries. 

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements are: GCSE English Language grade 4 (C) or above, maths grade 3 (D), plus 2 other GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above. If you are studying the Full Time course, you will attend placement throughout the year.

If you are an adult learner, and you are studying the Part Time course you will need a placement of at least 7 hours per week in a childcare setting.

For all Early Years course, you will need an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Where will it take me?

Students can progress onto the Level 3 Technical Certificate in Childcare and Education which leads to the Level 3 Diploma in the second year, or access employment in nurseries and playgroups as a Level 2 practitioner.

Course Assessment Method

You will have one assignment per unit. You will complete three assessments in the workplace and will need to be signed off against all performance criteria.

Where and When

Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Diploma

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Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year. Additional miscellaneous fees may be applicable.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.

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