Working with Children in Early Years & Primary Settings

Qualification: NCFE Technical Certificate
Level 2

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About this course

This qualification will prepare you for working with children between birth and eleven years. The course is a combination of practical and theory based topics to give you a range of skills required for working in the industry.

Throughout the course you will need to complete a weekly work placement giving you excellent first-hand experience of working in the childcare industry (see entry requirements for more information).

* Great news... if you're aged 19 or over and earning less than £16,009.50 a year (gross salary), you may not have to pay for this course. Apply online now!

What you will learn
  • Child development from birth to 11 years
  • Play and learning
  • The role of a practitioner/teaching assistant
  • Nutrition
  • Physical development and activity
  • Exploring legislation
Learning style

The early year’s team deliver a course which is differentiated to meet all individual learning styles and provide equality of opportunity for all learners.


There will be an end of year exam

Entry requirements

During the course you will need to be working, volunteering or on a practical placement to achieve this qualification. This means you will attend for a minimum of 60 hours in an early years setting, followed by a minimum of 60 hours in a primary setting. This is a mandatory part of the assessment process that involves evaluating skills in real working situations. Additionally a DBS will be required by the setting and may incur an additional cost.

A letter from your placement supervisor/manager on headed paper and/or company stamped stating their support for the training and assessment process is required prior to any enrolment process taking place.

NOTE: although there are no specific GCSE entry requirements for this course it is advisable to study Functional Skills and/or GCSE English and maths alongside your course to attain the required A*-C/9-4 grades for future Level 3 progression.

You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto the course.

What next?
  • Level 3 CACHE Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching & Learning