What you'll learn

Diploma for the Early years Practitioner Level 2  will prepare you with the skills to work with children between birth and 5 years, and give you the knowledge and understanding for children up to 7 years.

You will need to be working or volunteering in a childcare placement, with children aged between birth to 5 years, as an important part of the assessment process involves evaluating skills in real working situations. You have little or no experience of working in a professional childcare setting and would like to make your first steps into a career in this sector. A work placement is required for 1 day per week.

These qualifications will enable you to progress in a wide range of childcare roles including:

  • Nursery assistant
  • Pre-school assistant
  • Foundation unit – class assistant


Course Cost £2,225.00

Co-funded £1,112.50

Funding is available depending on your circumstances. FREE if you are either:

  • Aged 19+ Employed and earn less than £17,004.00
  • Aged 19+ Unemployed and in receipt of benefits

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10 Months