NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

Course Description

If you would like to train as an Early Years worker in a nursery or early years setting, then this course is ideal for you. The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of working with babies and young children aged 0-5 years. Your study will include; learning about Child Development, Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Equality and Inclusion, Positive Environments, Healthy Lifestyles and Working Partnerships.

Location: Online/Camden

Course Content

There are 11 mandatory units plus three optional units, which are directly mapped to the national occupational standards. You are expected to complete a portfolio of written evidence to show your knowledge and understanding. You will also be observed in the workplace to demonstrate practical application of your learning. You must complete all written and practical tasks in order to pass. By the end of the course you may be able to apply for paid work as an assistant in an early years setting.
In most cases, however, you will need to complete a further Level 3 Qualification in childcare in order to work in an unsupervised capacity.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Teaching methods are varied and include lecture, discussion, group work, field trips, video, presentations and role play. All resources used within each lesson are available and you will submit most of your coursework via Google Classroom

Independent Learning

In addition to the classes you will be expected to do over 5 hours of home study per week. Coursework submissions will be required to be in an electronic format so you will need access to a computer at home, or outside of the classroom.


Your work will be marked regularly by your tutor, who will give you constructive feedback on how to improve. Your tutor will also arrange for you to be observed for one hour in your work placement. Please note you will need to pass both the portfolio and workplace-observation elements of the course, in order to achieve the full L2 qualification.

Qualification you will achieve

Successful completion of this course will give you a NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early years Practitioner

Next Steps and Progression

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 020 7255 4700 or email:

Additional Information

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Additional Learning Support

Additional Learning Support (ALS) is available for this course. ALS is subject to an assessment with a trained member of staff and support may include one or more of the following: support in the classroom, out of class workshops such as literacy, ICT and maths and specialist support for dyslexia. Provision of assistive equipment is also available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments with our Disability Officer. Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WMC ? The Camden College provides financial support for some course fees, which is based on an eligibility criteria. For more information please contact a member of the Learner Services team at the main reception.
A DBS is required for this course and will be arranged by the college, via your tutor, once you have started the course and will not incur a cost.
44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572