Early Years | NCFE Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner | Level 2

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
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What will you be working towards?

Code FE0706-1C
Qualification Type GCSE or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


Our early years department has an excellent track record of student progression to employment or University. You will learn about caring for children from birth to seven years of age, linking classroom theory with hands-on experience through regular work placements. This experience will provide you with the skills and confidence required for this challenging and rewarding industry. On completion of the second year of Level 3, you will have Early Years Educator status, allowing you to go into employment as an early years worker or apply for university to study teaching or childhood studies.

  • Fantastic links with local hospitals, pre-schools and schools
  • Work placements provide practical experience
  • Inspirational guest speakers
  • High progression rate to employment

Please note: This course take place at our East Brighton Campus.


Course units

  • Supporting physical care routines for children
  • Child development
  • Supporting children’s play
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Legislation and partnership working

Entry requirements

At least three GCSEs at grade 3 (D/E) or above, preferably including English and maths. Plus two references; one from working with children and an enhanced DBS.

If you do not have these grades, we have options for you. You can start on the Level 1 Diploma.

Your next steps...

Future careers include:

  • Nursery worker (Early years educator)
  • Nanny
  • Teaching assistant
  • Primary school teacher
  • Social worker
  • Children’s holiday rep