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Bradford College

Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

Qualification Gained
CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
Study Level
Adult, School Leavers, Level 2
1 year Full-time
Start Date
September 2023
Study Mode
David Hockney Building


This qualification is the only course which is full and relevant to prepare you to work with children between birth and seven years. This qualification is suitable if you are aged 16+ and have little or no experience in childcare and would like to gain the experience and knowledge needed to work with children.

Please note that a uniform is required for this course, click here to purchase.

  Key Info

This course will develop the essential knowledge and experience that you need for a rewarding career working with children in their early years. You will build skills in communication and organisation as well as caring and creative skills. Understand how to encourage play and development in children and understanding their needs at such an early age. As well as study, this course provides opportunity to take part in fundraising events and enrichment activities.

Entry to this course requires 3 GCSEs at a grade 3, which must include GCSE English and Maths.

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

Please note that a uniform is required for this course, click here to purchase.

To gain this qualification, you will need to achieve a 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

Successful completion of this course can include progression to a level 3 course, as well as further study and employment.

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.


If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

This course is delivered in partnership with
All Saints CE Primary School