Course Overview

The aim of this qualification is to prepare learners to work with children between birth and five years, with knowledge of children up to seven years. Learners could also progress on to the Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care or the Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce.
 
This qualification is suitable if you are aged 16+ and have little or no experience in childcare.

 

 

Course Structure

This course is structured around the following four themes:

  • Theme 1: Introducing the role of the early years practitioner
  • Theme 2: Legislation, framework and professional practice
  • Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school readiness
  • Theme 4: Professional development

It consists of 16 internally assessed units based on both skills and knowledge.

Entry Requirements

Three GCSEs at a Grade D/3 Including one in English and mathematics. 
 
English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at Grade A*-C in these subjects when you commence your course.
 

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at Grade A*-C in these subjects when you commence your course.

How Will I Learn?

All Units will be internally assessed using a range of methods including:

  • Direct observation within the workplace
  • A portfolio of evidence
  • Written assignments or a tasks
  • Practical activities.

Skills You Will Develop

  • Communication skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Caring skills
  • Play and Development skills
  • Creative skills
  • Preparation for work.

Benefits

Completion of this Level 2 course could lead to work as a full-time Level 2 practitioner – in early years settings or progression to a Level 3 Early Years Educator course, an apprenticeship or other level 3 qualifications relating to childcare or health and social care.

 

Expect Also To

  • Complete additional qualifications, eg functional skills, Deloitte Work Skills and first aid
  • Take part in fundraising events, eg Children in Need
  • Take part in enrichment activities, eg drugs awareness, health and well-being.
     

How You Will Be Assessed

To gain this qualification the learner will need to achieve the following:

  • Pass in all units: All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods, including direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task which we have set.
  • Competence in a real work environment

 

Things You May Need

  • Pens and pencils
  • Ring binder files
  • Notebooks.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Tel: 01274 433043
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 433246.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 438999
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our FE Registry team.
Tel: 01274 433172
Email: [email protected].
https://www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/study/adult-students/fees