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Early Years and Education

Level 2 - Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

  • Academic Year: 24/25
  • College 16+
  • Crewe Campus
  • EP Campus

How to apply

The Course

Do you have a passion for early years education and helping children reach their full potential? Early years practitioners play a vital role in supporting the social and physical development of children during the crucial early years of their life. This course will provide you with the tools and knowledge to help prepare children for their future.

You will learn the role and responsibilites of the early years practitioner including key procedures, professional development and reflective practice. You will also study care routines, equality and welfare, the benefits of play and much more. As well as your time in College you will learn practical skills on the job by completing 250 hours of work experience in an early years setting.


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Typically you will need 4 GCSEs at grade 3/D (or above), including a 3/2 (D/E) combination for maths and English.

Upon successful completion of the course and, you could progress directly onto the Level 3 T Level in Education & Childcare.

This Level 2 course can also help you gain employment in roles such as nursery practitioner, classroom assistant or pre-school practitioner.


Adults can enrol for FREE

You may see a fee attached to the course you’re interested in, but if you’re aged 19+ you’ll more than likely be eligible to enrol onto an adult course for FREE.
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Crewe Campus
Starts : September 4th, 2024
1 Year
EP Campus
Starts : September 4th, 2024
1 Year

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If you are aged 19+ we can help you upskill and invest in your future with one of our FREE adult courses.

When exploring the courses we have available, you may see a fee attached but you’re more than likely to be eligible for a fully-funded enrolment!
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