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Working with Children in Early Years and Primary Settings Level 2

  • 2

    Level 2

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2019

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2019, Full Time


This course will train you to work in a face to face role with children, between birth and 5 years, with knowledge of children up to 7 years.
You will cover topics such as:

  • Contributing to positive relationships
  • Help to keep children safe
  • Support children’s development
  • Use support to develop own practice in children’s care, learning and development
  • Prepare and maintain environments to meet children’s needs
  • Support children’s play and learning.

The course includes 250 hours to be completed at placement, where skills will be evaluated.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSE's at D/3 including English and Maths. Demonstrate an ability and aptitude for working with children aged 0 to 7 years in any setting. Successfully complete a Disclosure Baring Service (DBS) check.

Good English and Maths skills are essential for many jobs and courses you will progress on to. The Government has made it a priority for students to develop these skills and your course programme will reflect this key aim. Depending on your grades when you start your course you could either study Functional Skills or GCSEs alongside the other parts of your programme of study.


This nationally recognised course can lead directly to a career working in a supervised role in settings or services whose main purpose is children's care, learning and development.


Assessment is carried out via written assignments, presentations etc. and assessment in work placement.


This course, at pass level, provides the underpinning knowledge students will need to progress to the CACHE Certificate in Childcare & Education, which is a Level 3 course. Students could also progress on to an apprenticeship with an employer.

Career Progression

Students could progress into a job such as a nursery assistant, a classroom assistant, or a pre-school assistant.


If you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 years and over please contact the Advice Shop.

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